(8/03/2020) FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT- COLORADO RIVER
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a fatal boating collision that occurred on July 31 at the mouth of the Colorado River. During their on scene investigation, two male subjects were located by Lake Havasu City Divers and were declared deceased. Those men were identified as Jim Lee Dolson, 51 of Northridge, CA, and Shawn Corey Fasulkey, 40 of Canyon Country, CA. A third male subject, identified 51 from Arletta, CA, was located with severe injuries and transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas and is in critical condition.
The investigation determined that a 42 foot MTI carrying 10 passengers and a 21 foot Eliminator carrying the three males were both travelling southbound on the Colorado River. For unknown reasons, the Eliminator turned into the port side of the MTI. The MTI took evasive action to avoid, however both boats collided. It is unknown at this time which of the three male subjects was the operator of the Eliminator at the time of the collision. The operator of the MTI submitted a blood sample and no signs of impairment were observed. Toxicology results of the three male subjects on board the Eliminator are pending. This investigation is