It is important to remember that with as much fun as boating is here in Lake Havasu, it can also end terribly even if people are trying to be safe. I found a recent article describing how someone was killed on the lake this past weekend and wanted to share so it can stay in the forefront of all of our minds that safety has to come first when we are out in the lake or in the heat! Boats are fun but can also be dangerous. Condolences to the family of the boater and hopefully, some good can come out of the death if it can help other people be more careful and avoid disaster in the future.
Lake Havasu swimmer dies after being struck by boat propeller
Information Courtesy of Today's News-Herald
A man from Mesa has died after he was hit by a boat propeller while swimming in Lake Havasu. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Ismael Aguilar Ortiz, 26, was enjoying a day on the lake Sunday with four passengers.Just before 1 p.m., he jumped into the water to cool off. The boat Ortiz had been driving began to drift away because of high winds and waves. Ortiz began to struggle in the water, so one of the boat passengers placed the boat into reverse to get closer to him. It was still in reverse when the woman left the helm and attempted to assist Ortiz out of the water. He was struck by the boat's moving propeller, and died from his injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Sheriff's officials say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident, but the incident is under investigation. Anyone with information should call 760-326-9200.
Author:Amy Lombardi Phone: 928-230-4526 Dated: June 24th 2019 Views: 13 About Amy: ...