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Drowning Claims Life of Two-Year Old Boy

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
News Release

August 10, 2006
Contact: Kevin Schneider, 928-608-6208

Page, AZ – A two-year old boy, Ryan Adams, of Logan, Utah, drowned yesterday on Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The boy and his family were camped with their houseboat in Warm Creek Bay.

They had come aboard the houseboat to dry off after getting wet from rainstorms and to eat lunch.

They boy had been wearing a life jacket earlier, but it was taken off so he could change into dry clothes.

In the ensuing moments, around 11:30 a.m. MST, the boy disappeared.

The family immediately began searching the area. They contacted the National Park Service using their marine band radio to request assistance.

A Classic Lifeguard helicopter was dispatched to the scene and National Park Service rangers responded by boat. Other boaters in the area heard the call and also came to the family’s aid.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., the boy surfaced in the water. National Park Service rangers and paramedics from Classic Lifeguard began CPR.

He was flown to Page Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:57 p.m.

This is the third fatal accident in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area this year.