Two people were transported to hospital Saturday night with injuries after their boat struck the shoreline on the Parker Strip. Deputies believe alcohol to be a contributing factor.
On Saturday at approximately 8:26 pm, Marine Enforcement deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a boat collision involving major injuries near Bass Point, just south of Emerald Cove, on the Colorado River.
The vessel operator, identified as Davis Smisek, 67 of Fallbrook, was traveling south on the river carrying passengers when the vessel struck the shoreline on the California side. The collision caused the boat to roll and eject four of the passengers. One female passenger, 58 of Fallbrook, sustained major injuries and was flown to a local hospital for treatment. Smisek sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Through investigation, deputies found alcohol to be a contributing factor to the collision.
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