Two missing and 13 injured as United States boats collide on Colorado River

A boat collision near Moabi Regional Park on Saturday evening resulted in 13 injuries and two missing people authorities said

A boat collision near Moabi Regional Park on Saturday evening resulted in 13 injuries and two missing people authorities said

The body of a third California resident who died after two boats collided on the Colorado River has been recovered, Arizona authorities said Tuesday.

The body of Californian woman Kirra Drury was the latest to be retrieved from the Colorado River when police divers pulled the 24-year-old out of the water at about 12.35pm on Tuesday (Californian time).

The search continues for four people missing after two boats crashed and sank on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people, authorities said. None of the people on board either of the boats was wearing a life jacket, Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster said.

Reports indicate that the two boats were traveling around 50 miles per hour at the time of the collision. Each boat had a mix of family and friends who were from out of the area.

One boat carried 10 people and the other vessel had six aboard in a well-traveled stretch of the river, the sheriff's office said.

The name of the boater still missing hasn't been released.

The three others still missing, two other women and a man, are presumed dead.

Sherwin says one person has life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital in Las Vegas.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said Monday that investigators had yet to determine what role speed might have played in the accident.

Units from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office Division of Boating Safety photographed on September 2, 2018, the day after a boating crash on the Colorado River.

"We haven't come up with anything on contributing factors yet", she said.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available. They headed out again after lunch and planned to continue their pursuit until it grew dark. Officials deemed it too unsafe to allow divers in the water after dark but planned to resume their search Sunday morning. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office also stated that divers were in the area to conduct a search and warned boaters in the area to do so with caution.

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