Correction: Because of an error by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Cheiann Berry’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story.
The 14-year-old fatally injured in a boating accident Saturday on the Kings River was identified Monday by the Fresno County coroner’s office as Cheiann Berry of Torrance.
Cheiann was being towed on an inner tube when she struck a tree on the shoreline, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The accident, which happened shortly after 3 p.m., came after the boat towing the girl was making a turn in an area southeast of the intersection of East Rose and East Floral avenues.
The boat driver was a male relative also from Southern California, the sheriff’s office said. He was cooperative with investigators and not facing criminal charges as of Monday.