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BELLE GLADE, FL (WFLX) - Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers are investigating a boating accident in Belle Glade. 

Two airboats collided head-on just before 4 p.m. on Lake Okeechobee near "Boy Scout Cut".

A FWC spokesperson said three people, a man, a woman and an 8-year old boy, sustained minor injuries.

Witnesses said part of the young boy's ear was severed in the accident.

Both airboats sunk, but the victims were helped within minutes by fellow boaters.

Witnesses tell FOX 29 the cages that house the boats propellers hit one another causing immediate damage.

It's unclear why the two boats collided.

FWC is investigating.

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