Glen Canyon National Recreation Area spokes person Denise Shultz said a New Mexico family was enjoying the scenery and looking at Peekaboo Arch Friday when one of the watercraft slowed down and the other did not, resulting in the collision. A juvenile female was taken to the hospital and later released.
The accident investigation is being conducted by Utah State Parks with assistance from San Juan County Sheriff's Office and the National Park Service. The names of the deceased will not be released until the conclusion of the investigation.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area staff remind everyone, especially families with young children, to remain extra vigilant around the water. Check weather forecasts, limit alcohol consumption and make sure that lifejackets are the appropriate size.