News Update!!: Needles, CA: Latest information regarding fatal boat crash.
ZachNews has the latest information regarding a fatal boat crash that happened along the Colorado River in Needles, California.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 6:17pm PT on Friday, October 9th, 2015, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to Needles Marina for a report of a injury boating accident.
The accident involved 2 boats and 7 passengers.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station confirms to ZachNews that the 2 boats in these pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez is the 2 boats involved in the fatal crash along the Colorado River in Needles, California.
The accident occurred approximately a 1/2 mile north of Needles Bridge on the Colorado River in Needles, California.
Passengers from each boat were ejected into the water.
The drivers of each boat were killed on impact and the 5 passengers were transported to area hospitals for a wide variety of injuries.
Members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Boating Accident Investigation Team responded to conduct the investigation.
At least 2 divers from the Department’s Dive Rescue Team also assisted in locating the body of one the driver’s.
Names of the 2 men killed are being withheld pending positive identification.
If anyone has information regarding the accident, please contact Deputy McKay or Detective Caronna at: 1 (760) 326–9200.
Hospital staff at the Colorado River Medical Center in Needles, California tell ZachNews that some of the injured people in the fatal boat crash were transported to their hospital, but at this moment, that’s all they can say.
Multiple first responders all responded to the Needles Marina R.V. Park located at 100 Marina Drive in Needles, California where the injures was dropped off and transported.
Multiple first responders included San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Baker Emergency Medical Services, Mohave Valley Fire Department, and Fort Mohave Fire Department.
Paramedics and firefighters were seen walking a women slowly to an awaiting ambulance well talking to them.
Paramedics were seen through the back windows ambulance working on a person laying down on the stretcher as a women wearing a cap is seating near by the person.
ZachNews was the only news crew there as first responders arrived and transported the injured.
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**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of the victims in the fatal boat crash along the Colorado River in Needles, California. ****
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