Boise boy, 10, drowns in kayaking accident on Payette River
The kayaking accident happened Wednesday near Lowman.
Author: KTVB Staff
Published: 3:10 PM MDT August 15, 2019
BOISE, Idaho — A 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead at a
Boise hospital Wednesday night, after a kayaking accident on the South Fork of
the Payette River near Lowman. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens identified the boy as Maximus
Samuel Hansen, of Boise. The cause of death is listed as freshwater drowning
due to a kayaking accident.
According to the Boise County Sheriff's Office, the boy and
his family were all wearing life jackets when the accident happened. Authorities
tell KTVB that the accident did not happen in an area of rapids, but rather, in
an area where a tree had come down in the river during a recent storm.
The boy was taken to St. Luke's Boise Medical Center where
he was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. The Boise County Sheriff's Office is investigating the
accident. No other details have been released by authorities. Several people
have drowned this summer while recreating on various sections of the Payette