One person is dead and another is missing and presumed drowned following a Saturday, June 10 boating accident at Lake Havasu. Spokeswoman Trish Carter said the Mohave County Sheriff’s office received multiple calls at about 8:00 p.m. that a boat had flipped and its occupants were tossed into the water.
Carter said people aboard another boat plucked some of the people from the water including an unresponsive male who was transported to shore. Bruce Buchanan, 51, Redondo Beach,California was pronounced dead after CPR efforts failed.
Carter said authorities continue looking for a woman who is missing. Sonar equipment and dive team members are involved in that ongoing effort.
Carter said multiple witnesses told deputies that the 2010, 35 ft. Nordic twin engine boat was traveling north in the South Basin when it turned hard to the left, flipped and ejected all occupants. She said alcohol is a suspected factor in the continuing investigation.