WSCO: Suspected BUII boater hits, kills teen at Hagg Lake

Washington County

Deputies said the boy died at the scene

Editor’s note: Authorities originally said the victim was 14 years old; however, they later corrected this to 13.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 21-year-old man was arrested on multiple charges including boating under the influence after a 13-year-old boy died when he was struck by a boat Friday at Henry Hagg Lake in Washington County, deputies said.

Hector Alexis Miranda-Bernal (WCSO)

The boy and his two younger brothers were playing in the water, while their grandparents and mother watched from the shore. Officials said 21-year-old Hector Miranda-Bernal, of Aloha, was driving a ski-boat in a no-wake zone near the shore and hit the boy. Someone pulled the victim to shore and started CPR but he died at the scene, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they arrested Miranda-Bernal on charges including second-degree manslaughter, boating under the influence and reckless endangerment. His bail was set at $250,000.

An investigation is underway.

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