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11-year-old Arizona boy dies from injuries suffered in watercraft accident at Sand Hollow State Park

By Lauren Bennett, KSL.com | Posted - Oct. 7, 2020 at 5:34 p.m.



HURRICANE — An 11-year-old boy has died from injuries he suffered in a watercraft collision at Sand Hollow State Park, Utah State Park officials said Wednesday.

On Monday about 1:15 p.m., two personal watercrafts, each one holding one adult with two children, collided on Sand Hollow Reservoir.

In the collision, a father and two children were thrown from their vessel into the water.

All six people involved in the crash wore life jackets, state park officials noted.

Witnesses from the beach used a boat to go and help the father and children who had suffered injuries in the incident.

The witnesses brought the man and two children back to shore where others provided first-aid and administered CPR on all three until state park rangers and an ambulance arrived.

The father and two kids were then transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

On Tuesday, 11-year-old Ethan David Law, of Arizona, died from the injuries he suffered in the incident.

11-year-old Ethan David Law died in what officials called a tragic accident at Sand Hollow State Park on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. The young boy died Tuesday from injuries he suffered in the accident. (Photo: Utah State Parks)

Details about the boy’s exact injuries weren’t released.

The father and other child suffered injuries medical officials consider not life-threatening.

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation extended condolences to family and friends impacted by the tragedy, officials said in a statement.

Additionally, officials reminded boaters in Utah of a state law requiring water vessels to remain at least 150 feet away from others when operating above a “wakeless speed.”

As of Wednesday, the incident remained under investigation.

Lauren Bennett

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