Woman’s body found in the Colorado River after 2 boats crash; 3 people missing

The body of a woman was found in the Colorado River more than a day after two boats on each other, researchers said.

(San Bernardino County Sheriff)

The body of a California woman who was among four people missing after two boats collided on the Colorado River, was found on Monday, authorities said.

Christine Lewis, 51, of Visalia, was discovered in a section of the river along the California-Arizona border, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said.

Lewis was among more than a dozen people ejected from the boats in the crash Saturday night.

A search took two other women and a man.

A recreational boat with 10 people and another boat with six people on board collided head-on Saturday night along the busy stretch of the river, the office said.

Both boats sank, and passing boaters pulled crash victims from the water. Nine people were injured, with two in critical condition, authorities said.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

None of the boaters were wearing life jackets, and that are not required but are recommended by the government, Mohave County Sheriff Doug Shuster said.

The crash between two popular marinas and in the vicinity of Moabi Regional Park, as people enjoyed the Labor Day weekend.

Helicopters have been deployed as part of the search, and the authorities have scoured the coastline. Divers are sent into the river, which you can perform with a depth of 30 feet (9 meters).

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

Authorities closed a stretch of the river where the search was.

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