5-year-old killed in boating accident at Lake Powell

PAGE, Ariz. – On June 28, a 5-year old boy was killed in a boating accident uplake from Bullfrog near buoy 110 by Tapestry Wall.

National Park Service spokeswoman Denise Shultz said the incident happened about 6:30 p.m., Friday, near the Tapestry Wall rock formation.

The child was riding in the bow of the boat, when the vessel hit a wave. The boy fell out of the vessel, was struck by the propeller and was killed instantly. Everyone on board was wearing a life jacket and no alcohol was involved.

The name of the boy who was killed has not yet been made public.

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  • Mary July 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    How terribly sad. My thoughts are with the family.

  • San July 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    OMG…that’s awful.

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