JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 16-year-old boy who died in a tour chopper that crashed into Pearl Harbor has been identified as Riley Dobson of Ontario, Canada.
Dobson died Monday, four days after the accident.
On Tuesday, flags at Dobson's school, Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute, flew at half-staff.
"The Upper Grand was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of our students and our heart goes out to the family," said Heather Loney, with the district school board.
Dobson was on vacation with his family in Hawaii. He was one of five people inside the Genesis tour helicopter when it plunged into the water Thursday morning near the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center.
The Dobson family issued this statement Tuesday:
Friends and classmates remembered Dobson as a competitive equestrian rider who could light up a room.
"The whole class kind of just went silent when we heard the news of what happened," said one student.
"There's people crying in the school and ... it's touched everyone i think," another student said.
Jeff Gebhard, owner of Genesis Helicopters, also offered his condolences:
Two other family members remain in stable condition and continue to receive care at Pali Momi Medical Center.
The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.