Bottom story updated to clarify witness statements.
A 12 year-old boy suffered “major injuries” from a boat propeller on the Parker Strip Saturday and was flown to Phoenix.
Reportedly the child was with his family near Emerald Cove Resort tubing late Saturday and was in the water when the boat, driven by his father, moved toward him and the propeller struck him in the legs. He received serious injuries and was flown to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. His current condition is not known.
The incident is being investigated.
In another incident reported not long afterward, witnesses at Roadrunner Floating Dock Bar said they saw a man go into the water and did not see him resurface.
La Paz County Sheriff’s Department say they have not received any missing persons calls, but reportedly divers went down in response to the report and were not able to locate anyone in the water.
Witnesses told officers that two people jumped off the dock to swim across the river. Roadrunner staff reportedly told them it was unsafe. A witness said they saw both get into the water and only one person get out.
Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby said the man may have gotten out of the water further downstream, but since they were not able to locate him, his status is not known.
We were really concerned for this boy. Why was this posted so late? Will there be an update on his condition?
Chris – It was posted so late because we were waiting for authorized information from law enforcement instead of rumor.
Update on his condition: maybe. It depends on whether the family or the authorities release anything.
Parker Live thank you
Dina Lawless Megan Nicole Fero read the roadrunner story we were there we saw two people go in that water along with everyone else at that bar
Very swift water at the bar. Who would jump in?
Cassandra Ryan Umphlett I didn’t think they found him. That’s so said!
Chris Tina I did read on another post the boys uncle said he will be ok. I understand the need to wait for “official ” word tho…..
I wonder if they found her? Before we left they said they found one person and searching for the other
Cassandra Ryan Umphlett i didn’t see anyone go in before him. I just saw him swimming, maybe he just jumped in and the girl in the water was a false report.
Chris Tina We arr pretty sure this is my sons friend and teammate. He is stable and has had many surgeries, but things are looking good. He has a long
recovery! Were you there?
So dangerous….our first boat
Chris Tina I am going to pm you