WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Divers found the bodies of two more people missing after two pleasure boats collided on the Colorado River Saturday night.
- The remains of Kirra Drury and Brian Grabowski have been recovered Tuesday, according to Arizona authorities.
- The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said that none in either boat was wearing a life jacket.
Divers from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office have recovered the bodies of two California residents who were among four people killed when two pleasure boats collided on Saturday night at the Colorado River.
On Tuesday, rescue divers pulled the remains of Kirra Drury, 24, of Ventura and Brian Grabowski, 50, of Tulare from the river. The body of Christi Lewis, 51, of Visalia, was found Monday.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said it will continue its search on the Colorado River until all passengers are accounted for. One other boater, Raegan Heitzig of Ventura has not been found since the Labor Day holiday weekend night crash near the California-Arizona border.
Two recreational boats collided around 8 p.m. Saturday near Moabi Regional Park. The Hallet boat was carrying 10 passengers while the Sleek Craft boat had six. No one in either boat was wearing a life jacket at the time of the crash, authorities said.
One of the survivors, Taylor Corbino, was interviewed by “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. She said that the boat that struck her vessel head-on didn’t have its lights on. She added that all six on her boat survived.
Two boaters who were critically injured in the collision were flown to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Those with less serious injuries were taken to hospitals by ambulance, the sheriff’s department said.
Officials said that all passengers on board of both boats were thrown into the water. The impact of the crash also caused both boats to sink.
Source: ABC News