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BOATER STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION

A Bluffdale man remained in critical condition Friday in the intensive care unit at LDS Hospital with head injuries suffered earlier in the week from a boating accident on Utah Lake.

Robert P. Jorgensen, 26, was injured Monday at about 8 p.m. when the boat he was driving was struck by a boat driven by Michael Alders, 27, West Valley City. Jorgensen was driving his boat toward Alders' boat and the two turned the same direction and collided.Both boats were destroyed, and both drivers were thrown into the freezing water. Alders suffered minor injuries and was able to rescue Jorgensen from underneath his wrecked boat. Another boater witnessed the accident and picked up both injured boaters and transported them to the American Fork Boat Harbor.

Alders and Jorgensen are friends and traveled to the lake to test out a boat that Jorgensen was considering buying.