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Critically injured teen flown to Las Vegas after watercraft crash at Lake Havasu – Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-06-13 01:01:59 –

Las Vegas (KLAS) — A teenager in California was seriously injured in a boat-watercraft collision on Lake Havasu, according to the Mohave County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office.

A 16-year-old man from Rialto, California, was taken by ambulance to the Havas Community Medical Center and in very dangerous condition to Las Vegas, officials said.

According to a Facebook post by the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office, “the speed and maneuvering behavior of the personal watercraft seems to be a factor.”

Officials said the teenager was kicked out of the watercraft in a collision and did not react when pulled out of the water. He was aboard a boat and taken to the shores of Lake Havasu State Park. There, Desert Hills Fire Department and River Medical paramedics were prone to injury.

A 49-year-old man from Kingman, driving a 28-foot boat, immediately called 911 and began life support with another person who came to help.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Boat Safety Department of the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office.

Early research shows that alcohol is not a factor.

The collision occurred in the northern basin of Lake Havasu.

Lake Havasu is about 150 miles south of Las Vegas.

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