Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat collision along the Colorado River.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat collision along the Colorado River.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies with the Marine Enforcement Unit are assisting the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office with a boat collision on the Colorado River near Topock Gorge and Park Moabi Channel near Needles, California.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is the lead department handling the boat collision.

As of 8:56pm PT on Saturday, September 1st 2018, the San Bernardino County Fire Department posted on their official Twitter page, “#SBCoFD onscn BOAT COLLISION on Colorado River n/o Topock. Two vessels head on. 1 sunk, 1 heavy damage. 2 parties missing, presumed submerged. 2 patients – delayed. Numerous boats in area. Mult agencies assisting.”

As of 10:23pm PT on Saturday, September 1st 2018, the San Bernardino County Fire Department posted on their official Twitter page, “Total patient count is 12: 1 with life threatening injuries flown to @UMCSN (University Medical Center of Southern Nevada), 6 moderate/non-life threatening, 6 minor injuries. 2 parties remain unaccounted for and presumed submerged.”

As of 12:19am PT on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, the San Bernardino County Fire Department posted on their official Twitter page, “Search operations have been suspended and will resume tomorrow morning. #MohaveCountySheriff is lead agency for investigation.”

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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