Parker Dam, CA: Deputies with the Marine Enforcement Unit investigated a major injury boat crash along the Colorado River.

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release):

Picture: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Courtesy):

Parker Dam, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding deputies with the Marine Enforcement Unit investigated a major injury boat crash along the Colorado River that occurred on Monday, November 23rd, 2020.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Unit investigated a boating accident that occurred on the Parker Strip near Echo Lodge Resort.

At approximately 1:50 pm, a Cole flat bottom was being operated southbound on the river at a high rate of speed.

For reasons still under investigation, the vessel came out of the water and when the bow of the boat recontacted the water the operator was ejected.

The vessel sunk as a result of the crash.

The operator was found face down and unresponsive in the water and was picked up by another vessel and taken to the shore.

The operator was flown to the Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center in Arizona where he is currently being treated for injuries suffered during the crash.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the injured victim is being described as a 63 year old male from Riverside, California.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department can not stress enough the importance of wearing a life jacket while boating.

The operator was wearing a life jacket during the crash which kept him afloat while he was unconscious.

For laws regarding the use of life jackets or any other questions regarding boating in California, please visit the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways website at: http://www.dbw.ca.gov

For press releases, news and information, follow the Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation) on Twitter.

Refer: Corporal Travis Vessells/Deputy Justin Bacon

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 252000164

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