lbr_hero_resort_overview1No major incidents were handled by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at Lake Havasu during the Memorial holiday weekend.

“All things considered, it was a busy but uneventful weekend.  We continue to see a trend toward designating a sober boat operator,” Sergeant Ed Trafecanty said. “Many of the warnings/citations issued were for navigation rule violations, wake violations and personal floatation device violations.  These are basic boating law violations that could be easily reduced with the implementation of mandatory boating safety education. ”

   There was a strong public safety presence on the lake and river on the holiday, including  Mohave County Sheriff, San Bernardino County Sheriff, Lake Havasu Police and Fire, Arizona Game and Fish, California Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Sheriff’s Office Waterways deputies handled a total of the following calls on Lake Havasu:

Operating Under the Influence (OUI)                                                                            5

Aggravated OUI (felony)                                                                                                   1

Drugs                                                                                                                                   1

Boating Accidents without Injury                                                                                    1

Boating Accidents with Injury                                                                                          0

Safety Checks                                                                                                                28

Safety Violation Citations                                                                                             41

    (Includes insufficient PFD’s, Overloaded watercraft, etc…)

Boating Violation Warnings                                                                                          65

Boater Assists                                                                                                                  33

Agency Assists                                                                                                                  1

Medical Assists                                                                                                                  0