Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lake Powell Accident 6-20-13

News Release:
Sgt. Alan Alldredge
Kane County Sheriff’s Office
3:45 pm
Lake Powell Boating Accident
At approximately 8:15 am on Thursday June 20, 2013, National Park Service Dispatch, located at Wahweep Marina on Lake Powell received a report by marine band radio about a boat accident at buoy 43 near Dangling Rope Marina.   The accident involved a motor boat and a houseboat.  One Female individual on the motor boat is confirmed deceased, and two additional females are missing in the water.  Other individuals on the boat were injured.  At least one individual was flown out by a medical helicopter.   The remaining individuals are being transported back to Wahweep Marina.
Because of the remote area of the accident, and the lack of good communication, details are still coming in.  Names are not available at this time until notification is made to family members.
Officials from National Park Service, Utah State Parks, and Kane County Sheriff’s Office are working together on the investigation of the incident, and location of the missing individuals.

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