Parker Strip, AZ: Man from Indio, California arrested for boating under the influence after child dies from being struck by boat along the Colorado River near Buckskin Mountain State Park.

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)

Parker Strip, Arizona: A man from Indio, California was arrested for boating under the influence after a child dies from being struck by boat along the Colorado River near Buckskin Mountain State Park on Sunday, May 29th, 2022.

According to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, boat patrol deputies responded to the report of an unknown injury boat collision near Buckskin State Park on the Colorado River.

A seven-year-old juvenile was swimming in the water near the shoreline when a boat struck the juvenile. Despite life saving measures, the juvenile was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Through investigation, deputies found Arthur Garcia to be operating the vessel in a reckless and negligent manner while under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Garcia was subsequently arrested for H&N655(f).

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Bryant Moore or Deputy Brian Weck of the Colorado River Station at (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

Refer: Deputy Bryant Moore or Deputy Brian Weck

Press Release: https://local.nixle.com/alert/9452187/

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 252200034

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

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