OGDEN — The jury this morning heard Vaughn Anderson’s 22-minute 911 call made as he’s holding Esther Fujimoto in his hands, moments after she was struck by Skyler Shepherd’s boat while swimming in Pineview Reservoir.
Shepherd, 22, is charged with reckless endangerment, obstruction of justice and leaving the scene of an accident.
Anderson, in a small rowboat, is heard on the tape, alternately crying and screaming as he talks to the dipsathcer before a Weber County sheriff’s boat pulls up to help him in this small rowboat
At one point, he can be heard screaming, “Come on lady don’t leave me — please lady” then a loud “No.”
Several times Anderson tells dispatchers “I saw the boat that done it, but they left her.”
On the stand, Anderson and Deputy Weber County Attorney Dean Saunders went over details of the tape.
• At 4 minutes 30 seconds, Fujimoto let go of the boat she had been grasping, slipping away, and Anderson has to pull her back up.
• At 6 25, Anderson tells dispatch, “Hurry, she’s dying.”
• At 7;50, Anderson says she doesn’t appear to be breathing, then he says, her mouth just moved
• At 10:10 is the last time Anderson saw her mouth move.