Two fatalities on Sunday before Labor Day

A 17 year-old girl died after the boat she was in capsized on Lake Havasu, and a 69 year-old woman died after striking another vessel while on a personal watercraft on the Parker Strip.

On Sunday at around 1 pm, deputies responded to a report of a boating collision on the Parker Strip in the area of the Sundance RV Resort.

It was determined that a personal watercraft collided with a vessel traveling south along the river. The rider of the personal watercraft, Marilyn Plomann, 69 of Ridgecrest, was found unresponsive in the water. Bystanders immediately retrieved her from the water, brought her to shore and began life-saving measures.

Buckskin Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene and treated the victim on shore. Despite life saving measures, Plomann was pronounced dead at approximately 1:20 pm. She was turned over to the care of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner Division.

Then, at around 5:30 pm, a monsoon storm struck the lake, bringing extremely high winds. Deputies responded to a capsized boat near Havasu Landing Resort & Casino, with reports that there were multiple people in the water and a juvenile trapped under the boat.

Mohave County Sheriff’s divers arrived and recovered the female from underneath the capsized boat. Lake Havasu Fire treated her and transported her to Havasu Regional Medical Center. She was later flown to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

On Monday at around 7:17 pm, the girl was pronounced deceased from her injuries.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an investigation.

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