A man is in critical condition after a boating incident over the holiday weekend involving alcohol. He was later arrested for operating a boat under the influence.
On Saturday, July 3rd at approximately 5:51 p.m., deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit responded to a report of a boating collision on the Colorado River, near Needles Marina.
Deputies arrived on scene and located a male subject, identified as Adam Archamba, who had been struck by a boat propeller multiple times. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation Air Rescue responded and transported Archamba to a local hospital, where he is currently in critical condition. Archamba was determined to be operating the vessel while under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
Archamba was arrested for H&N 655(f) and was booked at the Needles Jail with a bail of $25,000.00, pending a court hearing.