BURLEY — A 13-year-old boy drowned Friday after he was pinned underneath an ATV in a canal near Burley.
Cassia County Sheriff deputies were sent to 450 E. 250 S. at 5:30 p.m. in response to a 911 call saying the sister of the boy found him in the ditch underneath a 4-wheeler, according to a Cassia County sheriff’s report.
Cassia County Undersheriff George Warrell said the boy, Jared Stanley Zollinger, died after he lost control of the vehicle on a canal road and landed in a ditch that was half-full of water.
“He was eastbound on the canal bank and he lost control at a curve and overturned it in the ditch. He was pinned underneath it,” Warrell said.
The boy’s father, an emergency medical technician, was at the scene performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on him when officers arrived, according to the report.
The boy had left his residence about 4:20 p.m. When he did not return in about 15 to 20 minutes, family members started looking for him.
The boy’s sister had been out driving eastbound and found the crash.
Warrell said the boy had been wearing a helmet.