Speed boat lands upside down after crashing into sandbar on Lake Havasu

LAKE HAVASU, AZ - A boat accident at Lake Havasu ejected its four passengers after hitting a sand bar and rolled several times, Mohave County Sheriff's Waterways deputies said.

A report says the speed boat was traveling about 50 mph Wednesday afternoon and passed jet skis when it hit a sand bar. The boat's operator, Ralph Reed, 69, his wife and two friends were ejected from the boat, and it rolled several times, deputies said.

All four Lake Havasu City residents were not wearing life-jackets at the time of the accident, a report says. At about 2 p.m. deputies arrived to see the 26-foot Lavey Craft boat upside down on the sand bar.

Lake Havasu City Fire Department transported the boaters to Windsor Beach and Madeline Gordon, 69, was taken to Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The boat was towed off the sandbar and the accident is under investigation.

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