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Another fatal boat accident on the Colorado
August 10, 2017
LAKE HAVASU, Calif – On Sunday, August 6, 2017 at about 9:30 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station Boating Deputies responded to a fatal boating accident between Havasu Landing and Windsor Beach State Park on Lake Havasu. The Operator and 5 passengers left the Havasu Landing Marina in a 25 foot Carrera Deck boat. The vessel was traveling East toward Windsor Beach State Park, when a 28 foot Eliminator traveling north with 3 passengers, collided with the vessel.
A total of six people, three from each vessel were ejected into the water. A passenger from the Carrera was able to remove all of the victims from the water and onto his vessel.
The Eliminator sank a short time after the collision. With all of the involved parties accounted for, the Carrera continued to Windsor Beach where the parties were treated by Lake Havasu Fire. Four victims were transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center, and one was later air lifted to Sunrise Medical Center Las Vegas. The operator of the Eliminator was pronounced deceased at the scene. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision, the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Deputy Brian Weck of the Colorado River Station/ Marine Enforcement Unit at (760) 326-9200.
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