Fatalities in the San Juan River Arm
A tragic accident yesterday which involved two personal watercraft (PWC) resulted in the death of two adults in the San Juan arm of Lake Powell. According to National Park Service, the New Mexico family was enjoying the scenery and looking at Peekaboo Arch when one PWC slowed down off plane and the other did not, resulting in the collision. A juvenile female was taken to the hospital and later released.
The accident investigation is being conducted by Utah State Parks with assistance from San Juan County Sheriff's Office and the National Park Service. The names of the deceased will not be released until the conclusion of the investigation.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area staff wants to remind everyone, especially families with young children, to be extra vigilant around the water. Check weather forecasts, limit alcohol consumption, and make sure that lifejackets are the appropriate size. Safety is everyone's responsibility.
Did You Know?
Are you too close for comfort? Slow down and make no waves when 150 feet (46 m) from other vessels, people, or shore.