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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Monday August 15th, 2022 :: 09:32 a.m. PDT


Arizona Woman Dies in Boating Accident Near La Paz County Park

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 14, 2022, at approximately 3:15 p.m. 

INCIDENT: Fatal Boating Collision 

LOCATION: Colorado River, near La Paz County Park

VICTIM(S): 56-year-old female from Chandler, Arizona 

SUMMARY: On August 14, 2022 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Marine Enforcement deputies responded to a report of a boating collision on the Parker Strip, near the area of La Paz County park. Through investigation and witness statements it was determined a female operating a personal watercraft collided with a vessel traveling north along the river. The female operator and solo occupant of the personal watercraft was found unresponsive in the water. Numerous bystanders immediately retrieved the victim from the water, brought her to shore and began life saving measures. Buckskin Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene and treated the victim on shore. The female victim was then transported to the La Paz Regional Hospital by River Medical and pronounced deceased. The victim was turned over to the care of the Pima County Medical Examiner.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy S. Cook of the Colorado River Station. (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to use the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

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Refer: Deputy S. Cook

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 252200084

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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