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@ This Hour: Idaho Deputy In Critical Condition After Boating Accident

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A southeastern Idaho jail deputy who spent an hour in 48-degree water after a boating accident was hospitalized in critical condition.

The Jefferson County sheriff's office says 46-year-old Mark Weaver of Hamer was found with a life jacket on, but face down in Mud Lake Wednesday afternoon.

A witness reported seeing Weaver fall into the water off a sinking boat at about 1 p.m. Rescuers performed CPR and Weaver was taken to the Eastern Idaho

Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, where a hospital spokeswoman said he was in critical condition Wednesday night. Sheriff Blair Olsen said Weaver bought the boat a few weeks ago and was testing it. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

Weaver has been a Bonneville County deputy for six years.

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