A Utah family has tragically lost their 11-year-old boy after a horrible watercraft accident in Utah’s Sand Hollow State Park.
Utah mourns the loss of a wonderful young boy this week. Ethan David Law, of just 11 years old, died this Tuesday in the hospital caring for his wounds.
Law and his family were riding personal watercraft on the lake at Sand Hollow State Park in a popular area. During their trip, two watercraft collided around 1:15 pm Monday. Both vessels were carrying two children accompanied by an adult driver. All six individuals, too, were wearing life jackets.
After the collision, two children on one vessel were thrown into the water. According to fellow visitors to the park, the collision happened fast and also threw one of the fathers from the craft. Bystanders on the lake’s beach brought the father and two children to shore to administer first aid and CPR. First responders then took the three victims to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
The father and his second child’s wounds were not life-threatening. 11-year-old Ethan, however, did not survive his injuries. He died a day later at Dixie Regional.
While Utah park officials are driven to uncover the circumstances of his tragic death, the cause of the collision is still not clear. The child’s death will remain under investigation until a satisfactory conclusion is reached for all families involved.
The state is no stranger to deaths in their wide array of breathtaking state and national parks. Thankfully, Utah State Park officials were able to rescue of a man and his dog, preventing another similar situation.
[H/T Fox News]