Small Boat Capsizes on Snake River in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS — Two adults and two children were rushed to the hospital after a boat capsized around 7 p.m. in the Snake River below the Broadway Bridge.

Emergency personnel pulled the four people from the water between where it capsized near the Pancheri Bridge.

One child, around 5-years-old, was trapped under the boat for at least 15 minutes and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to Idaho Falls Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Johnson. The child was unresponsive and EMS workers immediately began chest compressions.

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Photos courtesy Steve McCullough, Jr.
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The three others were also transported to the hospital where their conditions are unknown, according to the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say it’s unknown whether the occupants of the boat were wearing lifejackets.

Idaho Falls Police, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho Falls Ambulance all responded to the scene.

Stay with EastIdahoNews.com for updates on this developing story.

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