By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Information):
Picture: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Courtesy):
Topock, Arizona: The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has released publicly information regarding double drowning along the Colorado River near the Topock Gorge area that occurred on Thursday, October 14th, 2021.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center took several emergency calls of a male subject who had been pulled from the water, and was unresponsive in The Colorado River, near the Topock Gorge (15 miles North of Lake Havasu). Units from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, several subjects were observed performing CPR on the male subject on a beach near the location. Deputies immediately took over life saving measures. A Fire Boat from the San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived on scene, and transported the male victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. It was also learned that a female victim was still missing in the water.
Through investigations, it was determined that both victims were on board their boat and were traveling North on the Colorado River. During their travels, a personal item fell from the boat. While attempting to retrieve the item, the female victim fell into the water. The male victim then entered the water to attempt to assist the female. While the male was attempting to assist the female, he lost consciousness. The female then dropped below the river’s surface. The male was pulled from the water by passing boaters, and brought to shore.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety and the Dive Rescue and Recovery Team conducted a search until night fall, but were unable to locate the missing female.
The search will continue on Friday (10/15) utilizing divers and side scan sonar technology. Please avoid the area of the Topock Gorge and be aware of search teams in the area. This incident is still under investigation and identification of the victims is pending next of kin notification.
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