Lake Havasu City, AZ: Near drowning incident prompts warning to all who visit Copper Canyon.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

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):

Lake Havasu City, Arizona: Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to a report of a near drowning at Copper Canyon at approximately 2:39 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, as the victim jumped into the water from the large rock formation at Copper Canyon, he engaged in multiple flips in the air.

Upon entering the water, the victim was knocked unconscious. A bystander quickly recovered the victim from the water and he soon regained consciousness.

The victim was treated and transported from Copper Canyon to shore by the San Bernadino County Fire Department, Boat 18.

The victim was then transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Unit would like to remind the public of the dangers of jumping from tall rock formations into the water.

We urge the public to use caution at all times around the water and always wear a personal floatation device.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy E. Blackard of the Colorado River Station. (760)326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463), or leave  information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com

For press releases, news, and information, follow the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department on Facebook and Instagram at: @SBCSDColoradoRiverStation or Twitter at @CORiverStation.

Refer: Deputy E. Blackard

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 252100127

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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