10-year-old critically injured during accident at C.J. Strike Dam

Monday, September 17, 2012

A 10-year-old boy was critically injured during an accident at C.J. Strike Dam Reservoir on Friday.

According to information released by the Owyhee County Sheriff's Department, the boy was driving a Wave Runner personal watercraft on the reservoir when it collided head-on with an outboard boat around 6:30 p.m.

According to Marine Deputy John Zrofsky from the Owyhee County Sheriff's Department, both vessels were in motion prior to the crash. A preliminary investigation indicated that the outboard boat and Wave Runner were moving toward each other prior to the crash and collided slightly off their front bows near the Black Sand Resort side of the reservoir.

The 10-year-old was the only person on the Wave Runner, Zrofsky said. He was flown by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise before he was transferred to a second hospital.

As of Monday morning, the boy was listed in critical condition. The name of the boy and the hospital where he is staying were withheld at the request of his parents.

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  • So much for Mountain Home News respecting the parents wishes as to which hospital the boy is at.....

    -- Posted by wintersnow on Mon, Sep 17, 2012, at 9:06 AM
  • If you read on, it says that he was transferred to a 2nd hospital.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Sep 17, 2012, at 10:04 AM
  • Wintersnow,

    You were big enough to point out a supposed mistake by the paper, are you big enough to make an apology?

    -- Posted by Auctionhunter on Mon, Sep 17, 2012, at 4:58 PM
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