Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

One woman dead and three victims missing after Colorado River boat crash

One woman dead and three victims missing after Colorado River boat crash

The bodies of two more boaters were found in the Colorado River on Tuesday after two boats crashed last weekend, sinking both boats and injuring more than a dozen people.

Thirteen people were injured in the crash and one female victim sustained life-threatening injuries.

The body of a California woman who went missing after two recreational boats crashed head-on at the Colorado River on Saturday has been recovered. One woman was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas in critical condition and nine other people were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. The boat in which the two missing people were passengers was submerged by the collision according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

Crews found the remains of Kirra Drury, 24, from Ventura, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said.

One boat carried 10 people and the other vessel had six aboard in a well-traveled stretch of the river, the sheriff's office said.

Units from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office Division of Boating Safety photographed on September 2, 2018, the day after a boating crash on the Colorado River.

The cause of the crash is being investigated. A spokesperson for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said that not a single person on board either boat was wearing a life vest. The water ranged in depth from very shallow to 30 feet, he said.

Helicopters were deployed immediately after the crash was reported and couldn't locate the missing.

"These efforts will continue until all of those who are missing and unaccounted for have been located", Shuster told reporters.

On Saturday night, authorities had to temporarily halt the search because it was too unsafe to put divers into the dark waters.

The Mohave and San Bernardino county sheriff's departments are conducting dive and search operations in the area of the crash, which stretches for about 2 miles, officials said.

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