Man in critical condition after boating incident near Needles, alcohol involved

A man is in critical condition after a boating incident over the holiday weekend involving alcohol. He was later arrested for operating a boat under the influence.

On Saturday, July 3rd at approximately 5:51 p.m., deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit responded to a report of a boating collision on the Colorado River, near Needles Marina.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a male subject, identified as Adam Archamba, who had been struck by a boat propeller multiple times. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation Air Rescue responded and transported Archamba to a local hospital, where he is currently in critical condition. Archamba was determined to be operating the vessel while under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

Archamba was arrested for H&N 655(f) and was booked at the Needles Jail with a bail of $25,000.00, pending a court hearing.


  1. Jan Avery Kallemeyn

  2. Alan Nelson

    How do you run over yourself? That’s a new one, even for me.

  3. Alan Nelson me too.

  4. Alan Nelson

    Willber, I’d love to see that investigation.

  5. Alan Nelson you know, if the boat was under 28 feet, he also violabted the new kill lanyard law.

  6. He is listed in critical condition but also booked in jail? Doesn’t make sense.

  7. Dummy! Prayers he lives and learned for his families sake. ????????????

  8. How does one get hit by his propeller while operating a boat under the influence?
    Something sounds fishy to Me

  9. This article is completely wrong. Adam was driver but not victim. Victim was boat owner a 40 yr old male.

  10. Whoever wrote this article messed it up ????????‍♂️ here’s the actual press release.

  11. Steve Andrew Well, that makes much more sense.

  12. Parker Live

    Sorry guys, messed this one up entirely. The article is fixed with my apologies.

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