A relatively quiet Labor Day weekend on the Colorado River in the Parker area was marred by a fatal boat accident Saturday evening.
La Paz County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Alan Nelson said a 39-year-old Nevada man was fatally injured when the boat he was riding in struck a dock at the entrance to Moovalya Keys. The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The man was treated by Buckskin Fire Department and transported by River Medical to La Paz Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Nelson said the accident is under investigation by the sheriff’s boating safety officers. He added alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor. The boat’s operator showed a blood alcohol content of .0, and displayed no signs of impairment.