11-Year-Old Boy Dies After Watercraft Crash At Sand Hollow State Park
Oct 7, 2020, 6:07 PM | Updated: 6:08 pm
(Utah State Parks)
HURRICANE, Utah – An 11-year-old Arizona boy died after two personal watercraft crashed at Sand Hollow State Park, according to officials with Utah State Parks.
Officials said the collision happened at Sand Hollow Reservoir Monday at 1:15 p.m.
An adult and two children were on each watercraft involved in the crash.
An 11-year-old Arizona boy is dead following a personal watercraft incident at Sand Hollow State Park on Monday. The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation extends our condolences to the family and friends impacted by this tragedy. Learn more: https://t.co/Y1aXd8WCWL
— Utah State Parks (@UtahStateParks) October 7, 2020
Authorities identified the dead 11-year old as Ethan David Law of Chandler, Arizona. He died at the hospital Tuesday.
The adult and other child on Law’s watercraft suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials said.
The three on the other vessel were thrown into the water. Witnesses in a boat pulled them out of the water and took them to shore, where people on shore provided first-aid and performed CPR until emergency crews arrived on scene.
Those three — a father and two children — were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
Officials said all six passengers were wearing life jackets and the crash is still under investigation.
They also reminded boaters that vessels must remain at least 150 feet away from one another when operating above a wakeless speed under state law.