Mohave County Sheriff Updates ‘Fleet’ With
Four New 24-foot Patrol Boats
Sheriff Tom Sheahan has added
four new "state-of-the-art" boats to the fleet of vessels his
department has patrolling Mohave County’s waterways.
Three of the
new 24-foot Boston Whaler Justice patrol boats have replaced aging
Boston Whalers previously stationed on Lake Havasu — the fourth is
currently in-service on Lake Mead.
The new boats, which are equipped with twin 200 hp Mercury motors
and state-of-the-art electronics — including a digital throttle
system, lighting, and radio equipment — were purchased entirely from
grant funds from the State Lake Improvement Fund.
Woman Critically Injured In Crash on Lake Mohave
A California woman was critically injured May 14 in a boating accident on
The 18-year-old woman
suffered massive head injuries around 2:20 p.m. when the personal
watercraft she was a riding on — which, National Park Service
officials say, was driven by a 16-year-old teenage girl also from
California — drove in front of a boat operated by another
16-year-old male from California.
Authorities reported that the operator of the boat tried to evade
the personal watercraft but was not able to miss it completely.