September 2007

Please Read This Article Now

Your Help Is Desperately Needed!

If you have seen a yellow and white Fountain boat with racing flag colors on the side and back, probably showing some damage, please read this article. Your help is desperately needed!

If, after perusing this article, you think you may have seen the boat, please notify the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department as soon as possible at (760) 326-9202 or (760) 326-9213.

There is a reward offered for information leading to the location of this boat. It is presumed that the boat has been transported for repair of damage incurred from the accident.

The Story Of The Hit And Run

Collision On River Kills Oak Hills Man

NEEDLES, Calif. — An Oak Hills man riding a personal watercraft on the Colorado River was killed Aug. 9 when he was hit by a high-speed boat, coroner's officials said.

Barry Lamar Pendley, 47, was riding north on the river southeast of Needles near the Topock Marina at 3 p.m. when a yellow and white  25- to 30-foot Fountain boat struck him.

Pendley's 9-year-old son — a passenger on the watercraft — was thrown into the water and narrowly missed, but reportedly wasn't injured.

Several witnesses reported that that there were a man and woman on board the fast boat, which was seen heading south toward Lake Havasu.

San Bernardino County coroner's officials said Pendley was found about 30 minutes later and pronounced dead at the scene.

The boat, which had red and black checkers, fled the crash, coroner's officials said.

The San Bernardino’s Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

Pendley’s parents are desperately seeking the help of our readers in locating the boat and driver who allegedly caused the death of their son.