Report: Ramp Caused Child’s Death at Canyon Ferry Reservoir
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Bureau of Reclamation has concluded that an improperly positioned ramp caused a dock stored at Canyon Ferry Lake boat launch to partially collapse in April, pinning a 3-year-old boy and causing fatal injuries.
The Independent Record reports that the report, released Friday, is focused on the death of Landon Haight, who as injured April 22.
According to the report, an access ramp had been left in an upright position following maintenance and has not been cordoned off rom public access. Landon was found pinned between the access ramp and dock surface.
Bureau of Reclamation spokesman Tyler Johnson says it is unclear how the ramp fell on Landon.
The bureau will next review the facts, interview witnesses and determine if any administrative actions against employees are necessary.