May 16, 2015
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say one person is dead several others were hurt after a boating accident east of metropolitan Phoenix.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says a boat on Canyon Lake struck a rock Saturday, injuring five people who were on board.
Sheriff’s spokesman Christopher Hegstrom says one person has died and alcohol may have been a factor.
Hegstrom says no other boats were involved.
Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating and have not released anymore details.
Canyon Lake, about 50 miles east of central Phoenix, is a popular destination for boating and waterskiing.
It joins with the Salt River and lies near the Superstition Mountains.