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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Monday January 16th, 2023 :: 11:48 a.m. PST


West Covina Man Found Deceased After His Canoe Capsized on Lake Havasu

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 14, 2023, at approximately 10:13 a.m.

INCIDENT: Fatal Boat Accident

LOCATION: Havasu Landing, Havasu Lake, CA

VICTIM(S): 52-Year-Old Male, Resident of West Covina, CA

SUMMARY: On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at approximately 10:13 a.m., Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement deputies responded to a report of a boat accident with one missing person, near Cove 1, south of Havasu Landing Marina on Lake Havasu. The vessel, an aluminum canoe, was operated by the victim while fishing in Cove 1. The canoe capsized approximately 100 feet from shore. The victim attempted to swim to shore but struggled, went underwater, and did not resurface. 

San Bernardino County Dive Team members arrived on scene to assist with the search for the victim.  The victim was located, deceased, by divers on Monday, January 16, 2023, at approximately 8:46 a.m. and released to the San Bernardino County Coroner's division.  

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Deputy W. Poe of the Colorado River Station. (760)326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information online at

Refer: Deputy W. Poe

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 252300001

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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