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Search Crews Find Woman's Body In Alum Creek

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The Adelaide, Australia native was water-skiing Sunday afternoon when she fell, dropped the tow rope and waited for her boat to come back around. She was fatally struck by another boat reportedly racing on the water.

Officials say they have recovered the body of an Australian woman who was hit by a boat and killed while water-skiing in Alum Creek Lake last weekend.

19-year-old Morgan Montgomery was found dead in Alum Creek Reservoir around 7 p.m. Monday.

The Adelaide, Australia native was water-skiing Sunday afternoon when she fell, dropped the tow rope and waited for her boat to come back around. She was fatally struck by another boat reportedly racing on the water.

Ohio's Division of Watercraft officials say the collision was quick and violent. Montgomery's life vest was found shredded. Her body was pulled from about 46 feet of water north of the beach and south of the marina.

Montgomery traveled from Australia to work as a counselor for a church summer camp.