Published: Aug 01, 2010 12:02 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 31, 2010 5:04 PM EDT

PLANTATION KEY, Fla. - Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is investigating the death of an 11 year old Lee County boy in the Keys.

FWC officers say 11 year-old Michael Duda was thrown from a 17-foot boat as the operator made a sharp turn.  Officer say the boy was then hit by the boat.  He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Friends say the family is heartbroken.  The Duda family are active members of Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church and expressed their thanks to the community for their outpouring of support.

FWC says a 16 year-old was driving the boat at the time of the accident.  Two other teenagers were on the boat as well, none of who were injured.

Officers are continuing to investigate.  No charges have been filed.