A 2 year old Woodland Hills boy has died after he fell in Starvation Creek in Spanish Fork Canyon. He was being treated at Primary Children's Medical Center.
On May 28, 2011, at about 4:25 P.M., the Utah County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two year old boy missing in the area of Starvation Road in Spanish Fork Canyon. This area is about 3.5 miles off U.S. Highway 6 near mile post 204. Where the families were camping is a remote area and Starvation Creek runs nearby. Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area. An officer with the Utah Division of Natural Resources (DNR) was also nearby and responded to the call for help.
Sometime prior to 4:45 P.M. the boy was found in Starvation Creek by a relative about 1/4 mile from where he is believed to have fallen into the creek. The boy is Vincent Larsen, age 2, from Woodland Hills. With the assistance of passers by and family CPR was initiated. The DNR officer had a defibrillator and this was used during the resuscitation efforts. Spanish Fork Ambulance responded to the scene and transported Vincent to Highway 6 where an Airmed helicopter landed and took over treatment. Highway 6 was closed in both directions for about 30 minutes. Vincent was then transported to Primary Children’s Medical Center. He is currently, as of 8:20 P.M., in extremely critical condition and will continue to be treated and doctors will further evaluate his condition tomorrow.
***** UPDATE ***** Doctors removed Vincent Larsen, age 2, from life support today, May29, 2011, and he passed away at about 3:00 P.M.
For questions call Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff’s Office, (801)404-1912.