Accident Database

Report ID# 3669

  • Equipment Trap
  • Swim into Rock or Sieve
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

Woman dies in Snake River boating accident

by Associated Press - KTVB.COM

Posted on August 3, 2012

IDAHO FALLS -- A 44-year-old Idaho Falls woman was killed when the boat she was riding in capsized in the South Fork of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho. Bonneville County Sheriff Paul Wilde says Lisa Ann Keating and her husband were boating at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday when they got into a channel where a tree was blocking their path. The boat hit the tree and capsized, throwing both into the water. Lisa Keating got tangled into the ropes attached to the boat and she was pulled under water with the boat. Raymond Keating was able to get out of the river. Rescue crews on a hospital helicopter spotted Lisa Keating's body. The accident happened about six miles upriver from the Byington boat ramp near Table Rock Road.

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