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Sudden violent storm overturns two boats

August 6, 2017

LAKE HAVASU, Calif – On Friday, August 4, at about 5:32 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to two boating accidents involving a recreational pontoon boat and a "Tarzan" play center pontoon boat on Lake Havasu near Grass Island.

The owners/operators of both watercraft, Cory Flaminio and Thong Lo, owners of Tarzan Havasu, were traveling south from Thomson Bay to Grass Island when both of their vessels became caught in a micro burst storm that created 60-80 mph winds, a torrential downpour of rain and swells of 6-8 feet.

Both vessels were overturned by the storm.

One of the operators sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment on scene.

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