On Monday 26 June KWTX reports Katlyn and her father were swimming back to shore after taking a ride in another boat. Katlyn was excited and anxious to tell others about her first boat ride. They were in about waist deep water in the area behind the houseboat.
Katlyn, wearing a life jacket, become entangled in a houseboat propeller as it was backing up. Her father, Patrick Oliver tried to rescue her. Both his legs were amputated.
Authorities were called for help at Temple Lake Park at 6:47pm Friday evening 23 June, 2017.
Katlyn and her father were taken to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple Texas. She died at 7:45 pm, about an hour after being struck by the propeller.
Update – Katlyn’s father Patrick Oliver died Thursday morning 6 July, 2017 from his injuries.
See our separate post on his death.