Bullhead City

Fatal Personal Water Craft Accident

Bullhead City Police responded to a fatal watercraft accident that occurred on July 4th near Davis Camp Beach on the Nevada side of the Colorado River.

At about 1:30 p.m., our contracted lifeguards with Water Rescue & Safety called in a single Personal Watercraft (PWC) accident where a male operator and his 16-year-old granddaughter crashed into some rocks.

Both the male operator and the 16-year-old girl were taken to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC) by Bullhead City Fire paramedics. The male, Claro Jose Ponciano, 56 of San Fernando Valley, CA, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The female has since been discharged from WARMC.