Body of 1 person found after boats crash on Colorado River

A boat collision near Moabi Regional Park on Saturday evening resulted in 13 injuries and two missing people authorities said

According to Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster, three people are still missing: the two men, Drury and Heitzig, and one man, Brian Grabowski.

The crash involved a boat containing 10 people and another containing six people.

A 24-year-old Ventura woman has been identified as one of two people whose bodies were recovered from the Colorado River on Tuesday amid the search for several missing people following a weekend boat crash along the California-Arizona border, authorities said. Two critically injured people were flown to a hospital in Las Vegas, Schuster said.

Rescue crews arrived about 45 minutes after the first calls for help and found more than a dozen people injured, Eric Sherwin, a spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, said Saturday.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office search and rescue boats look for four people missing on the Colorado River, north of Lake Havasu in Arizona, on September 2, 2018.

Moabi Recreational Park was a busy location with people celebrating the Labor Day holiday.

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The Hallet boat with 10 people aboard was northbound and a Sleek Craft boat, occupied by six people, was southbound when they collided head on.

Map locates where boats collided on Colorado River.

Rescuers abandoned the search until Sunday morning because of the danger to divers working in the fast-flowing water after dark.

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

Sherwin said the depth of the water on the river can range from shallow to 30 feet deep. It took place on the Colorado River, right on the boarder between Arizona and California. He said low light conditions undoubtedly played a role.None of the boaters were wearing life vests when the collision occurred, said Anita Mortensen, a spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

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