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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.

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The boy’s sister had been out driving eastbound and found the crash.

Warrell said the boy had been wearing a helmet.


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