SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEN
Two killed in accidents on Colorado River ID’d
Arizona authorities have identified two Southern California men who died in separate weekend incidents on the Colorado River.
Both fatalities happened near Blankenship Bend, a congregation point for boaters about 17 miles north of Lake Havasu.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Trish Carter said Mark Williams, 26, of Los Angeles struggled against the river current and went under about 8:55 p.m. Friday.
His body was recovered from 14 feet of water Saturday.
The second fatality was reported at 1:22 p.m. Saturday. Carter said Jesus Reben Berumen, 18, of Fontana went under water while trying to free a boat that had been beached on a sandbar.
Authorities said off-duty firefighters performed CPR but were unable to revive Berumen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
SLOAN ROAD AND INTERSTATE 15
BLM may give county 229 acres for heliport
The federal government is considering transferring 229 acres of public land to Clark County for a heliport about 20 miles south of Las Vegas.
Bureau of Land Management officials say an environmental analysis is available for review and public comments are being accepted until Sept. 18.
Officials say the proposed Southern Nevada Regional Heliport near Sloan Road and Interstate 15 would relieve helicopter tour flight congestion at McCarran International Airport and reduce helicopter flights over residential areas.
County commissioners have budgeted $114 million for the project.
MISSING IN GREEN CANYON
Utah authorities search for Henderson teen
Searchers spent the weekend looking for a Henderson teenager missing in northern Utah’s Green Canyon.
The Cache County sheriff’s office had stopped searching for Andrea Celina Roye, 18, on Friday, saying there was no reason to believe she was in any danger.
The search resumed Saturday because wet, chilly weather made being outside overnight dangerous, sheriff’s office Lt. Matt Bilodeau said. He said Roye also is probably running low on food.
Roye’s boyfriend told authorities she might be hiding from people because she went into the canyon to “find herself.”
But he reported her missing Thursday when she didn’t return from the canyon at the expected time.