2nd body found on Colorado River after weekend boating accident

Glen Norman
September 6, 2018

Authorities say three people are missing after two boats crashed on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board. He said it was possible that the missing - one male and three females - had made it to the shore.

A 24-year-old Ventura woman has been identified as one of two people whose bodies were recovered from the Colorado River on Tuesday amid the search for several missing people following a weekend boat crash along the California-Arizona border, authorities said.

He was transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance before being flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, officials said.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office search and rescue boats look for four people missing on the Colorado River, north of Lake Havasu in Arizona, on September 2, 2018.

The crash occurred on the border of California and Arizona, north of Lake Havasu, between Pirates Cove and Topock Marina, according to the Las Angeles Times.

Lewis was missing since about 8 p.m. Saturday, when a northbound Hallet boat carrying 10 people collided with a southbound Sleekcraft, which carried six people, according to officials.

The divers were continuing to look for one man and two women, she said. Divers have been sent into the river, which can run as deep as 30 feet (9 meters).

On Saturday night, authorities had to temporarily halt the search because it was too risky to put divers into the dark waters.

Map locates where boats collide on Colorado River.

Search efforts resumed Sunday after operations were suspended Saturday night.

It has not been determined when speed played a factor in the crash, Anita Mortensen, a sheriff's spokeswoman, said.

Search crews have been tirelessly scouring the river since the crash, with the sheriff's office saying it would continue to patrol "until all the unaccounted for passengers are located".

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