Police in the Town of Tonawanda are investigating a boating incident that claimed the life of a teenager on Ellicott Creek yesterday morning.

According to police, three people were on board a boat that was traveling west along Ellicott Creek, when16-year-old Avery Gardner stood up and hit her head on a pedestrian bridge.

One of the other passengers on the boat immediately flagged down a passing motorists and signaled them to call 911.

A portion of Ellicott Creek Road was closed for a significant amount of time between Woodstock and Thistle Roads.

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