Live News Alert!!: Needles, CA, Topock, AZ and Lake Havasu City, AZ: Intermittent closures planned along Colorado River to conduct search operations for missing boater Raegan Heitzig in boat collision.

Live News Alert!!: Needles, CA, Topock, AZ and Lake Havasu City, AZ: Intermittent closures planned along Colorado River to conduct search operations for missing boater Raegan Heitzig in boat collision.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station, Dive Team will be conducting search operations on the Colorado River from Park Moabi to Lake Havasu on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 and Friday, October 19th, 2018 in support of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office fatal boat collision investigation.

There may be closures on the river during the operation.

As stated earlier this week, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the community of the ongoing search efforts being conducted in regards to the last missing boater Raegan Heitzig from the boat collision that occurred on Saturday, September 1st, 2018.

Future Dive Operations were scheduled for October 18-21, coordinated with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, and have now been rescheduled to October 18-19 and will include intermittent river closures for the safety of the divers.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is in no way discouraging the community’s efforts to create volunteer search teams, however, any future large scale searches conducted by volunteers should be coordinated with Mohave County Sheriff’s Office so as to not hinder any previously scheduled plans made by the Division of Boating Safety.

Our searches have continued since the collision to include shoreline and top water searches, diving, Search and Rescue dogs, kayakers, drones, helicopters, and sonar.

Our agency feels very strongly that this search will not end until Raegan Heitzig is located, and our main goal remains wanting to bring closure to the family and the community.

** Latest information regarding the search for missing boater Raegan Heitzig can be found at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://zachnews.net/2018/09/02/news-update-needles-ca-and-topock-az-latest-information-boat-collision-along-the-colorado-river/

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding the boat collision and the search for missing boater Raegan Heitzig. ****

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