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Boy, 4, hospitalized after boat capsizes on Snake River

Associated Press

IDAHO FALLS – Eastern Idaho authorities said a 4-year-old boy remains hospitalized after being trapped under a capsized boat in the Snake River for 15 to 20 minutes.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office in a news release Wednesday said two fathers who each had their 4-year-old sons along launched Tuesday and motored upstream.

Authorities said a problem with the anchor caused the boat to capsize, trapping one of the boys.

Police said the other 4-year-old and his father floated downstream and were pulled from the water by emergency responders.

Authorities said the father of the trapped 4-year-old remained at the boat and with another boater who jumped in partially lifted the boat so rescue personnel could pull out the trapped 4-year-old.

Authorities said the child remains in the intensive care unit at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

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