Details from Last Nights Drowning


Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies responded to a possible drowning in the North Basin on Lake Havasu early Thursday (8/10) evening. Approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies responded to the scene of where two female subjects were administering CPR on their friend and operator of the boat. Apparently, the operator was boating with his girlfriend and another female friend when they decided to stop and turn off the boat in the North Basin. Both female subjects jumped into the water for a swim and they eventually got back onboard. The operator, Gregory James White, 54, of Arcadia, California, decided to jump in the water. While White was in the water without a lifejacket, the wind kicked up and distanced him from the boat. White started to submerge and a female subject jumped off the boat to assist. Both female subjects were able to get White back on the boat and started administering CPR. The female subjects were inexperienced in operating the boat, but they were able to operate the boat to the nearby shoreline at Site 6 where medical declared White deceased. White has a history of medical issues. This accident remains under investigation as autopsy results are pending.