Washington’s The Olympian newspaper reports that a 13-year-old boy, Erik Simnitt, from Idaho was killed at American Falls Reservoir in a jet ski accident. The young teen was swimming with other children in shallow water when he was hit by the personal watercraft. American Falls Reservoir is located near Pocatello, Idaho
The driver of the jet ski was “developmentally delayed” and was participating in a program through the Idaho State University Cooperate Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group program (CW HOG) which takes developmentally disable d people on outdoor excursions. The driver was riding the jet ski alone at the time. He has been participating in the outdoor program for “a number of years.”
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