Seminole, Florida -- The 15-year-old girl critically injured on Labor Day in a tubing accident on Lake Seminole died of her injuries Tuesday morning.
Keswick Christian School in St. Petersburg broke the news on its Facebook page around 10:40 a.m. the following statement:
"At 9:30 this morning, Katie Yale entered eternity and the arms of her Savior. We are devastated, but grateful that though we grieve we do not grieve as those who have no hope (I Thess 4:13).
We ask you to continue to pray for the Yale family at this extremely difficult time. Be near, Lord Jesus."
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office also confirmed the news to the media.
Sources at the scene initially said one person received minor injuries when a Sea-Doo collided with a rope that was attached to a boat that had been towing someone on a raft.
However on Monday night, officials said the accident was much more serious and that 15-year old Katie Yale was critically injured, while 13-year-old Aubree Franz had minor injuries.
Investigators say it was sometime before 1:45 p.m. when Douglas Yale, 44, was driving the boat and towing Katie and Aubree on a tube. The accident happened as Ryan Godcharles, 21, collided with the tube while on a Sea-Doo.
The collision, which officials have said does not appear to be a result of alcohol, sent the girls into the water. Both girls were taken to a local hospital, where Katie died the following day.
Godcharles was not injured in the crash.