Child dies from injuries sustained from boating collision
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers have confirmed the child that was injured in a boating accident on Sunday has died.
ASD says the accident happened on a blind turn on a channel on the Johnson River near Bethel. During an investigation, ASD found that 51-year-old David Berlin and his passengers were in an Alweld 18-foot flat-bottom skiff going around a blind turn when a 21-foot skiff was going around the blind turn as well in the opposite direction. The report says both drivers of the boats tried to miss a collision but turned in the same direction and collided.
Reports show, when the person who reported the crash stopped to help, they found Berlin had died and a child was also found with life-threatening injuries. The child, 5-year-old Danielle Berlin-Walker, died Monday, AST said.
Two other adults were in Berlin’s 18-foot skiff and sustained minor injuries.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family.
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