Lake Havasu City, AZ: Fatal boating accident on Lake Havasu.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 9:30pm PT on Sunday, August 6th, 2017, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department/Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to a fatal boating accident between Havasu Landing and Windsor Beach State Park on Lake Havasu near Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
The Operator and 5 passengers left the Havasu Landing Marina in a 25 foot Carrera Deck boat.
The vessel was traveling East toward Windsor Beach State Park, when a 28 foot Eliminator traveling north with 3 passengers, collided with the vessel.
A total of 6 subjects, 3 passengers from each vessel were ejected into the water.
A passenger from the Carrera was able to remove all of the subjects from the water and onto his vessel.
The Eliminator sank a short time after the collision.
With all of the involved parties accounted for, the Carrera continued to Windsor Beach where the parties were treated by Lake Havasu Fire.
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According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, 4 subjects were transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center, and a subject was later air lifted to Sunrise Medical Center Las Vegas, Nevada.
The operator of the Eliminator was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision, the investigation is ongoing.
Anybody with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Deputy Brian Weck of the Colorado River Station/ Marine Enforcement Unit at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Anybody wishing to remain anonymous is asked to contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME or via the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/
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