Drowning in Lake Havasu City

Published by The Bee News

March 10, 2024

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On Sunday (3/10) at approximately 2pm, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety responded to the area near The Islander RV on Lake Havasu in reference to a possible drowning. While on scene, it was learned that an adult female had jumped from the boat to go swimming. When she entered the water, her improperly secured life jacket came off. The victim began to panic, then went below the surface of the water.

Rescue Divers from The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue and Recovery Team deployed in the immediate area, but were unable to locate the victim. A Careflight helicopter was also deployed to assist in locating the female subject. Further into the search, side scan sonar technology and divers were used. The victim was located in 59 degree water at a depth of 42 feet.

The victim has been positively identified as Cynthia Marin, 49 of La Mesa, California. This investigation is ongoing.

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