An 11-year-old Arizona boy died as a result of injuries he suffered in a watercraft collision at Sand Hollow State Park, Utah State Park officials said Wednesday.
On Monday afternoon, two personal watercraft — each holding an adult and two children — collided on Sand Hollow Reservoir, causing a father and two children to be thrown into the water.
Another group who witnessed the accident from the beach soon arrived in a boat to provide aid and bring the three injured people back to shore. CPR and first aid were administered until Utah State Park Rangers and emergency responders from Hurricane City Ambulance responded.
The father and two children were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Ethan David Law, 11, of Chandler, Ariz., was pronounced dead Tuesday. The injured father and second child sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
All six people involved in the accident were wearing life jackets.
The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation reminded boaters that state law “requires vessels to remain a minimum of 150-feet away from one another when operating above a wakeless speed.” The cause of the accident remains under investigation.