ROGERSON • A Filer man died in a boating accident Wednesday night near the Salmon Falls Dam at Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir.
Two other men, also from Filer, were injured in the accident, said Lori Stewart, spokeswoman for the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Department.
Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir is located about seven miles west of Rogerson.
Willis Mullen, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene. Christopher Mullen, 21, was transported by air ambulance and Ronald Stutzman, 65, was transported by ground to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. Both men were treated and released, Stewart said.
The three men were fishing on the reservoir. While traveling back to shore, the boat hit a rock wall at about 11:30 p.m., she said.
Nearby campers heard what they thought was a crash and went to help. They got a boat in the water and saw flares coming off a boat in the distance, about a mile and a half from the docks at Salmon Falls Dam, Stewart said.
Deputies said the likely cause of the accident was the boat traveling too fast for the night conditions. It appeared no alcohol was involved, Stewart said.
According to Stewart, none of the men were thrown from the boat, but two were thrown through the windshield.
“It was a pretty severe impact,” she said.