Body of 3rd victim of Colorado River boat crash recovered
Sep. 04, 2018
MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The bodies of a man and woman killed in a weekend collision of two recreational boats on the Colorado River were found Tuesday and the search continued for one other missing person, authorities said.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office in Kingman, Arizona, said the body of 24-year-old Kirra Drury of Ventura, California was located Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier Tuesday, sheriff's officials said the body of 50-year-old Brian Grabowski of Tulare, California, was found in the river along the California-Arizona border.
The body of 51-year-old Christine Lewis of Visalia, California, was pulled from the river Monday.
The three were among more than a dozen people ejected from two boats in the crash Saturday night. Both boats sank, and passing boaters pulled crash victims from the water.
Nine people were injured.
One boat carried 10 people and the other vessel had six aboard in a well-traveled stretch of the river, according to the sheriff's office.
None of the boaters were wearing life jackets, which aren't required but are recommended by authorities, Mohave County Sheriff Doug Shuster said.
The crash occurred between two popular marinas and near California's Moabi Regional Park.
The search included helicopters and divers.