Published by The Bee News

May 31, 2022

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The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deployed several resources along the waterways throughout Mohave County over the Memorial Day Weekend. Patrol boats, Rescue Divers, and River Medical Paramedics patrolled the Colorado River from Davis Dam to the Parker Dam along with Lake Havasu. Throughout the weekend, Waterway Deputies responded to 2 non-injury boat crashes and 2 injury boat crashes. This included one incident of a 30 foot HTM boat that caught fire in the North Basin of Lake Havasu. The fire forced several adults and children to evacuate the boat and jump into the water. The boat was reported as a total loss of $125,000. There were no injuries reported from this incident.

Waterway Deputies contacted 327 boaters, issued 276 boating warnings, and gave 106 waterway citations. Deputies also made 5 arrests for operating a watercraft under the influence, 1 arrest for false reporting to law enforcement, and 35 arrests for reckless operation of a watercraft. Waterway Deputies also assisted 23 boaters with various issues, responded to 6 medical assist calls with
their on-board River Medical Paramedics, and responded to one permanent bathroom structure fire in the South Lake area of Lake Havasu. The lake side bathroom structure was a complete loss.

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