Third Colorado River Boat Crash Victim Identified as Ventura Woman - NBC Southern California

Third Colorado River Boat Crash Victim Identified as Ventura Woman

The crash happened in Moabi Regional Park, a popular water recreation area along the California-Arizona border

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    Watch: Dive Teams, Helicopter Crews Search Colorado River for Missing Boaters

    Dive teams and helicopter crews joined the search for four boaters reported missing Saturday Sept. 3, 2018 after two boats crashed on the Colorado River. (Published Monday, Sept. 3, 2018)

    What to Know

    • People were ejected into the Colorado River in a collision involving two boats Saturday night

    • Dive teams search for four missing boaters over the weekend

    • The body of a 51-year-old California woman was recovered Monday

    Authorities say the body of a third person killed in a weekend collision of two recreational boats on the Colorado River has been found and the search continues for one other missing person.

    The Mohave County Sheriff's Office in Kingman, Arizona, says the body of 24-year-old Kirra Drury of Ventura, California was found Tuesday afternoon.

    Earlier in the day, sheriff's officials say the body of 50-year-old Brian Grabowski of Tulare, California, was recovered.

    The body of 51-year-old Christine Lewis of Visalia, California, was found Monday in the river along the California-Arizona border.

    Search Called Off for Night on Colorado River Boat Crash

    [LA] Search Called Off for Night on Colorado River Boat Crash

    The search for four missing people has been called off for the night. Rick Montanez reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2018.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018)

    They 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, the sheriff's office said.

    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.