March 31, 2014 in City, Region

Boy dies after truck ends up in Grant County canal

Divers will look for adult male’s body, 2 other passengers safe
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An 8-year-old boy has died after he was pulled from a pickup truck that went into a canal north of Moses Lake on Sunday afternoon, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said.

Divers will search today for the body of an adult male who was in the truck with the boy and two others when it drove off a maintenance road on Billy Clapp Lake, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said. The two other boys were taken to the hospital for treatment and are recovering, Foreman said.

Two fishermen witnessed the truck go into the water around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Foreman said. The fishermen pulled the first two boys from the water, he said. A Sheriff’s deputy and a Fish and Wildlife official arrived on-scene and jumped into the canal to rescue the third boy, who was not breathing when he emerged, Foreman said. CPR was started and the boy was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. Foreman said there were not any preliminary indications foul play was involved.


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