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Over 300 calls made to Boating Safety

A 2007 Pontiac sedan ended up completely submerged in water at the end of the launch ramp at Cattail Cove on Friday, (Photo by MCSO)

A 2007 Pontiac sedan ended up completely submerged in water at the end of the launch ramp at Cattail Cove on Friday, (Photo by MCSO)

LAKE HAVASU CITY – A 2007 Pontiac sedan ended up completely submerged in water at the end of the launch ramp at Cattail Cove on Friday, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety reported.

Boating safety officers were dispatched to Cattail Cove at about 4 p.m. and found that the driver, David Stover Sr., 45, of Parker, and an 11-year-old child had exited the vehicle before it rolled into the water.

There were no injuries and the launch ramp was temporarily closed while the car was removed from the water.

The Boating Division reported the following incident statistics from the Fourth of July holiday week (June 29 through July 8):

Contacts, 311; citations, 19; transom, bow, gunwale riding, careless operations, 7; boating violation warnings, 331; operating under the influence arrests, 4.

The Boating Division also responded to two boat crashes with injuries, six medical assists, five agency assists and one traffic incident.

Lake Havasu had significant monsoon activity over the lake on Friday, which caused a few problems for boaters. Though there were no serious calls, deputies and paramedics responded to the nautical docks for a traumatic injury, which was handled by Lake Havasu City police.

Information provided by Mohave County Sheriff’s Office