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Body of 3-year-old girl recovered after boating accident near Harrisburg

Written by The Associated Press | May 11, 2018 4:30 AM
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A search and rescue vehicle leaves the Steelton boat access area on Tuesday, May 8. A boat capsized in the area of the Dock Street dam on Monday night and a woman and a family dog were killed. The woman's boyfriend was able to get to safety and call 911. Their 3-year-old daughter was still missing Wednesday. (Photo: Brandie Kessler, York Daily Record)

(Harrisburg) -- The body of a 3-year-old girl who had been missing since a boating accident in the midstate that killed her mother and injured her father has been recovered.

Officials say Madelyn Binkley's body was recovered on Thursday.

She was in a boat with her mother, Mary Bredbenner, and her father, Cody Binkley, when it capsized Monday night in the Susquehanna River off Harrisburg.

Bredbenner's body was recovered on Tuesday. A coroner ruled her death an accidental drowning on Thursday.

The father was treated at a hospital for hypothermia. The body of a family dog also was pulled from the river.

Authorities haven't determined what caused the boat to capsize.

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