Twin Falls woman flown to Boise hospital after boat crashes into shore

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 12 at 6:22 PM

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TWIN FALLS -- The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office says there were actually six people in a boat that ran into the shore of the Snake River.

One of the passengers climbed a hill to get service and call 911. That caller reported that their boat had "rolled" and there were five patients.

Lori Stewart, the spokesperson for the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, says the boat was going 40 to 45 miles per hour when it crashed into the shore line just before 9 p.m. Monday on the Snake River, east of Dierkes Lake. 

The two females and four males were able to get out of the river, but Stewart says it took about 30 minutes for emergency crews to get to the boaters and head back to the dock.

Stewart tells KTVB that two patients were taken to the St Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center. One of the men was treated and released. The other female patient was flown by air ambulance to a Boise hospital with serious injuries.

The sheriff's office says speed was a factor in the accident but is continuing to investigate whether or not alcohol was involved and what caused the crash.

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