Body Of Man Discovered Weeks After Boating Accident

Police recovered the body of 26-year-old Terrell Blake-Lopez on September 8 from the Colorado River.  Blake-Lopez was killed in a boating accident over Labor Day Weekend, according to SignOnSanDiego.com.

Blake-Lopez was thrown off his pleasure boat after hitting a rock in a river just south of Jack Smith Park in Needles.  His friend on board the boat attempted to rescue him, but he was not wearing a life jacket and they were not able to.  A two-day search ensued to no avail, and then an angler discovered the body floating down the river.

This unnecessary tragedy resulted in the loss of a young life.  Investigators are still looking into the accident, but had the young man been wearing a life vest, he may very well have been rescued.

Dudek Law Firm APC—San Diego wrongful death attorney.



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