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WEISER -- An Emmett man charged after a two-year-old girl riding in his boat drowned will spend 30 days in jail.

Andrew Pevler, 22, was sentenced Tuesday in a Washington County courtroom.

Two-year-old Emma Borg and her father, Ryker Hooper, drowned on June 3, 2011, after a boat owned by Pevler sank in the Snake River.

Investigators say the two-year-old was not wearing a Coast Guard-approved life vest, which is required by Idaho law for children under 14.

The Washington County prosecutor originally charged Pevler with involuntary manslaughter, but reduced the charge to misdemeanor injury to a child in exchange for a guilty plea.

Judge George Carey ordered Pevler to serve one year in the county jail, but he suspended all but 30 days. Pevler also got credit for 4 days he already spent in jail. He can serve the remaining 26 days on a work release program.

Upon his release from jail, Pevler must serve two years on probation. He must also complete a safe boating class and cannot operate a motorized vessel for one year.

Once Pevler completes the safe boating class, he must participate as speaker in at least 12 sessions on safe boating.

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