Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Authorities released identities of 2 victims in fatal boat crash.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Authorities released identities of 2 victims in fatal boat crash.

Authorities have released the identities of the victims in the fatal boat crash that happened along the Colorado River in Needles, California on Friday, October 9th, 2015.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division, the victims are identified as 36 year old Daniel John Ryan from Lakewood, California and 62 year old Larry Gene Goodrich from Mohave Valley, Arizona.

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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.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured first responders from Mohave Valley Fire Department heading to Needles Marina R.V. Park located at 100 Marina Drive in Needles, California where the injures were being picked up at.

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First responders from Mohave Valley Fire Department met with first responders from San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Baker Emergency Medical Services, and Fort Mohave Fire Department to assist and treat the injured people.

Despite having audio problems, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured the scene of multiple first responders at the west end of the Needles Marina R.V. Park in Needles, California.

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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.

Paramedics and firefighters were also seen walking a women slowly to an awaiting ambulance well talking to them.

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According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the accident involved 2 boats and 7 passengers.

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.

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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.

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On Saturday, October 10th, 2015, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station confirmed to ZachNews that the 2 boats parked in the back parking lot area of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station are the 2 boats involved in the fatal crash along the Colorado River in Needles, California.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez spotted the 2 boats parked in the back parking lot area of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station off of Bailey Avenue in Needles, California well heading to cover the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2015 that was happening just around the corner from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

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Also on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 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.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D., Surgeon at Colorado River Medical Center, and Bing Lum, Executive Vice President at Colorado River Medical Center, expressed their condolences to the victim’s family well they were attending the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2015 banquet luncheon at Panda Garden restaurant in Needles, California.

The cause of the fatal boat crash is still under investigation.

If anyone has information regarding the accident, please contact Deputy McKay or Detective Caronna at: 1 (760) 326–9200.

**** 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. ****

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

 

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