Boat accident at Dworshak prompts installation of radio phone for emergencies

AHSAHKA, ID - Clearwater County Sheriff's deputies are taking steps to help people report emergencies after an Orofino man was taken to the hospital by Life Flight Thursday morning after his fishing boat crashed above the Grandad Bridge on Dworshak.

John Bostick, 75, lost control of the boat and ran into the rocky shoreline. Bostick was able to operate his boat back to the Grandad Campground where a camper contacted police with a satellite phone. It's unknown how serious Bostick's injuries were.

Sheriff's deputies are working on installing a radio phone in that area for emergencies like this one. That phone will allow anyone to get in touch with the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office and save time on emergency responses.