Watercraft collision at Sand Hollow injures 3; 11-year-old in critical condition

Scene of a watercraft collision at Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 5, 2020.

(Jeff Richards, St. George News)



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HURRICANE — Three people were injured when two recreational watercraft collided during a family outing at Sand Hollow Reservoir Monday afternoon.

Sand Hollow State Park manager Jonathan Hunt said the incident, which occurred around 2:30 p.m., was initially paged as a possible drowning.

“They said they were in the water screaming for help,” Hunt told St. George News. “Our state park rangers were at the boat dock, and we responded right away.”

By the time the rangers arrived at the scene, a passerby had brought the injured people to the shoreline and CPR was in progress on the most severely injured person, who was described as an 11-year-old boy.

The other two people aboard the watercraft were an adult male and a younger boy, Hunt said.

“It looks like a couple of young kids and a father were injured,” he said, adding that trio was part of a larger family group that had traveled up from Arizona on vacation.

Read the full article at St. George News.

Jeff Richards

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