Woman reported fatally injured in hit-run boat incident

Aug 22 2011 - 11:41am

HUNTSVILLE  -- Weber County authorities are looking for a boat that fatally hit a swimmer in the waters of Pineview Reservoir over the weekend.

Weber County Sheriff's Department said Esther Fujuimoto, 49, of Ogden, died after she was struck shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday in the Spring Creek Cove area of the reservoir.

Deputies say a bystander heard the woman screaming and came to her aid in a row boat. They say he held her above water until a sheriff's patrol boat arrived at the scene.

The woman died of her injuries while in the patrol boat.

Officials are searching for the driver of the boat, who they say may not know the boat hit the swimmer.

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