Lake Havasu City, AZ: A young girl fights for her life after boat capsized.
An 18 month old girl is in extremely critical condition after a boat capsized on Lake Havasu City, Arizona on Saturday, September 24th, 2016.
First responders upon arriving, a 1995 Hurricane deck boat can be spotted upside down in the water just off the shore north of Pittsburgh Point.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, there were 12 people from California on board the boat, including a 18 month old girl and the child’s parents.
As first responders arrived, they were told that the toddler was still under the boat.
A Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Boating Officer saw the baby and pulled her from the water then Lake Havasu Fire Department personnel immediately started administrating CPR on the girl while she was being transported to an awaiting ambulance.
The girl was airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital after being located in the water.
The girl’s parents were on board when the boat turned over and were reportedly not injured.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol is not believed to be a factor and the accident remains under investigation.
Winds blowing 15 to 20 mph caused 2 to 4 foot waves to break on the shore in the area at the time.
** ZachNews sends our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the 18 month old girl. **
** Picture from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. **