AZBW NEWS SERVICE — A California woman was critically injured May 14
in a boating accident on Lake Mohave.
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.
The boat hit the rear end of the PWC. The young woman was hit
several times by the boat’s propeller, they said.
A witness to the accident called for help and brought the injured
woman to a launch ramp at Katherine Landing where park rangers and
an ambulance crew administered medical aid.
The, woman, who was not identified by National Park Service
officials, was taken to a local hospital in the Bullhead City area.
Because of the serious nature of her injuries she was later
airlifted to the UMC Trauma Center in Las Vegas.