Skip to main content

Search for victims in Colorado River accident continues

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.



Yamaha Certifies New Master Technicians

The company said the certification follows a six-month training course covering installation, service and maintenance.


Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The newsletter will not publish May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe weekend.


Teakdecking Hires New HR Director

The company said Lisa Eding will take charge of employee-related strategic planning, staff development and compliance.


Tune Out the Negative

We’re selling the No. 1 family fun experience, and Memorial Day weekend is upon us, so don’t get consumed in a downward spiral. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters to avoid E15 this summer.


Italian Skipper Completes RIB Voyage for the Environment

In collaboration with Suzuki Marine, Sergio Davi covered 10,000 miles aboard the 38-footer with twin DF300B outboards to raise awareness about protecting ocean ecosystems.


Boaters Face Record-High Fuel Costs

Here’s a sampling of gasoline and diesel prices at the fuel dock heading into Memorial Day weekend.