Search for victims in Colorado River accident continues

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The search continues for the last missing person after a two-boat crash happened Saturday evening on the Colorado River near Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

According to multiple reports, officials said two recreational boats, one carrying 10 people and the other with six, collided head-on. Both vessels were going about 50 mph when the crash occurred, ejecting all 16 passengers into the water.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. Saturday near Moabi Regional Park on a stretch of the Colorado River north of Lake Havasu.

Two people were critically injured in the crash and flown to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, officials said. Another seven people were taken to hospitals by ambulance and treated for less serious injuries, officials said.

None of the boaters were wearing life-jackets at the time of the crash, officials said.

Following the crash, other boaters in the area rushed to pull survivors from the water, officials said.

According to Fox News, there were initially four people missing after the accident. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Kingman, Ariz., found the body of 51-year-old Christine Lewis of Visalia, Calif., Monday near the California-Arizona border. Yesterday, the sheriffs said they recovered the body of 50-year-old Brian Grabowski of Tulare, Calif., and later in the day found the body of 24-year-old Kirra Drury of Ventura, Calif.

One other person remained missing as of Tuesday afternoon. One diver sustained minor injuries during the search and officials said temperatures in the region reached 100 degrees on Monday.


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