Father dies, son survives Snake River boating accident

Posted at 1:06 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 09:22:54-04

A father is dead, but his son survived after their boat hit a rock in the Snake River.

The Idaho State Journal reports the Power County Sheriff's Office identified the deceased as 79-year-old Willard Cranney of Burley.

Authorities say Cranney and his son were operating their boat around 2 p.m. Saturday near the Pipeline boat launch when they struck the rock.

The two were ejected from the boat upon impact. Nearby boaters got both men out of the water and tried to revive Cranney, but their efforts were not successful.

Authorities said Cranney's son, whose name wasn't released, survived without any injuries.

The Sheriff's Office reported that neither Cranney nor his son was wearing a life jacket.

(by Associated Press)