By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information):
Earp, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has confirmed that a man from Moreno Valley, California suffered fatal injuries when a jet-ski exploded at the boat launch ramp at River Shores Estates on Friday, June 11th, 2021.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Station, at 12:39 p.m. PT, deputies responded to a call for a boating incident at River Shore Estates in Earp, Ca.
On arrival, medical staff from the Buckskin Fire Department and River Medical Ambulance were tending to the victim, later identified as Juan Pineda-Flores.
Based on witness statements, Pineda-Flores was attempting to start a Jet-Ski that was still on the trailer at the launch ramp.
During start up, fuel/vapors inside the hull of the Jet-Ski ignited, causing it to explode. Juan was ejected from the Jet-Ski into the water.
Juan was brought onto shore and medical aid was rendered.
Juan was later transported to the La Paz Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy W. Poe of the Colorado River Station. (760)326-9200.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to use the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at http://www.wetip.com
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Refer: Deputy William Poe
Station: Colorado River Station/ Patrol
Phone No. (760)326-9200
Case No. DR#25210048
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
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ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Juan Pineda-Flores.