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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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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…
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