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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Sunday September 24th, 2023 :: 04:45 p.m. PDT


Marine Enforcement Unit and Dive Team Respond to Drowning Near Standard Wash

DATE/TIME: September 23, 2023 / 10:50 a.m.

INCIDENT: Drowning

LOCATION: Standard Wash, Lake Havasu

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Saturday, September 23, 2023, at approximately 10:50 a.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Marine Enforcement Unit responded to the report of a drowning near Standard Wash in Lake Havasu. The Marine Enforcement Unit and Sheriff's Dive Team arrived on scene and deployed a diver. The male was believed to have been underwater for approximately 30 minutes. The victim was found immediately in approximately 18 feet of water. Marine Enforcement Unit personnel performed CPR on the male and transported him to Cattail Cove Marina to meet with medical personnel. 

The male later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Mohave County Sheriff's Office assumed the investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy J. Bare at the Mohave County Sheriff's Office at 928-753-0753. 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

The Marine Enforcement Unit would like to remind the public of the dangers of swimming in open water and encourage bathers to wear personal flotation devices. A proper fitting personal flotation device can save your life!  

Refer: Cpl. E. Blackard

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 252300069

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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