San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 2, 2016 6:00pm

INCIDENT: Boating Collision Investigation

INVOLVED PARTIES:Driver #1- 23 year old resident of Costa Mesa,
Driver #2- 52 year old resident of San Juan Capistrano

LOCATION: Rainbow Bay, Lake Arrowhead


On Saturday, July 2, 2016, at approximately 6:00 pm, Deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station and Arrowhead Lake Association Patrol were dispatched to a two boat collision near Rainbow Bay on Lake Arrowhead. The boats involved were a blue Bayliner and a yellow Sun Deck. Through the course of the investigation, deputies discovered one female and one infant were ejected from the Bayliner into the water. The female sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The female was released from the hospital the following day. The infant sustained no injuries thanks in part to his life preserver and the quick action of assisting boaters. The infant was released from the hospital that same day. Due to the severity of the injuries, the Sheriff’s Boat Accident Investigation Team (B.A.I.T.) responded to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and deputies are investigating if alcohol was a contributing factor to the collision. Deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating additional witnesses to the collision. If you witnessed the collision please contact Deputy Cavender at the Twin Peaks Station (909) 336-0600 or Deputy Bengard at the Colorado River Station (760) 326-9200.

Refer:Deputy J. Cavender (Twin Peaks station) or Deputy T. Bengard (Colorado River station)

Station: Twin Peaks Station

Case #: 251600047

Phone No. 909-336-0600

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700