One person died and five others were injured Sunday in a two-boat collision on the California side of Lake Havasu.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s office boating deputies responded at 9:30 p.m. Sunday to the collision between Havasu Landing and Windsor Beach State Park.
The sheriff’s office said six people were aboard a 25-foot Carrera deck boat that had departed the Havasu Landing Marina and was heading east when it was struck by a northbound 28-foot Eliminator with four people aboard.
The Eliminator sank shortly after the collision and people from both boats climbed onto or were pulled aboard the deck boat, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The deck boat proceeded to Windsor Beach, where four injured people were taken to Havasu Regional Medical Center and one was flown to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. The Eliminator’s operator was pronounced dead on scene.
The deceased’s name was withheld pending notification of kin. The statement said the investigation continues and alcohol is a suspected factor.