Man Killed in Southern California Boating Accident

A Northern California  man was killed in a boating accident on Pyramid Lake in Southern California on July 16, according to KHTS 1220AM News.  The victim was identified as 36-year-old Edgardo Gabriel Almaraz. According to police reports, two boats collided on the lake at approximately 1:40 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon.

One of the boats was a 20-foot ski boat, and the other was a WaveRunner that had suddenly cut into the path of the much larger ski boat.  The driver of the ski boat jumped in the water to assist Almaraz, who was operating the WaveRunner.  He lifted him onto the ski boat and took him to shore.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Parks Bureau administered CPR before he was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lon Angeles County Fire Department.  The accident is still under investigation, although alcohol does not appear to have been a factor.

This is yet another cautionary tale of why you should exercise the same caution on the water as you would on the interstate.  It is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Bonnici law Firm APC—San Diego injury attorney.

Tags: ,