Big River, CA: Deputies determined alcohol contributed to rollover boat crash near Bass Point during the evening last Saturday.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

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

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

Big River, California: Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station have determined alcohol contributed to a boat crash that injured driver and passenger near Bass Point on Saturday, July 30th, 2022.

According to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 8:26 p.m., Marine Enforcement deputies responded to a report of a boat collision involving major injuries near Bass Point, just south of Emerald Cove, on the Colorado River.

The vessel operator, identified as Davis Smisek, and his passengers were traveling south on the Colorado river when the vessel struck the California shoreline.

The collision caused the boat to roll and eject four of the passengers. One female passenger sustained major injuries and was flown to a local hospital for treatment.

Smisek sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Through investigation, deputies found alcohol to be a contributing factor to the collision.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Deputy W. Poe of the Colorado River Station (760)326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information online at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Deputy W. Poe

Press Release: https://local.nixle.com/alert/9574000/

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 252200079

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

Great work to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

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