Salt Lake County boy, 12, killed in snowmobile accident near Mill Hollow Reservoir

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WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 20, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 12-year-old Salt Lake County boy has died after a snowmobile accident near Mill Hollow Reservoir Monday, officials said.

A news release from Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office at 4:30 p.m. said the boy was flown by Life Flight to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City where efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The news release said that at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Wasatch County 911 center received a call stating there was a snowmobile crash near Mill Hollow Reservoir, which is about 24 miles east of Heber City.

According to an official on the scene, a family member using a snowmobile to jump a snow ridge struck the boy, who was seated on another snowmobile.

Wasatch and Summit Counties Search and Rescue Teams responded to assist in transporting their EMS crews into the remote area. The boy was then flown out.

Utah State Parks is investigating the accident.

The identity of the boy has not being released pending family notification.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.


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