Lake Havasu resident dead after boating accident
A two-boat crash occurred on Lake Havasu last Sunday, August 6, leaving Lake Havasu resident Henry Rea dead as a result, according to a report from the Press-Enterprise.
The accident was reported at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday evening between Havasu Landing and Windsor State Park, said San Bernardino County Sheriffs and coroner’s officials.
Rea was driving a 28-foot Eliminator north of the state park with 3 passengers on board, said the article. Simultaneously, another boat, a 25-foot Carrerra, traveling east crashed into Rea. The Carrerra was carrying six other passengers at the time of the collision.
As a result of the impact, several people were thrown into the water, and four people were taken to Havasu Regional Medical Center, while one other was transported to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Authorities attempted to bring life back to Henry Rea, but unfortunately, the Lake Havasu resident was pronounced dead at the scene, said officials.
Authorities are currently gathering evidence to close the investigation, and have strong reason to believe that alcohol was a factor in the boating crash, although it is not confirmed.
Family members have insisted that the victim, Rea, was most likely not drinking at the time of the accident, for he was not known as a drinker.
Additionally, those who knew him remember him fondly as a responsible boat captain for 10 years.
Further details will be reported as they are discovered in the investigation of this boating accident.
Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this boating accident, and will keep the victim as well as their family in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.
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