Walter Gerken Killed in Boat Crash on Lake Oroville in Oroville


Walter Gerken Killed in Boat Crash on Lake Oroville in Oroville
Walter Gerken Killed in Boat Crash on Lake Oroville in OrovilleWalter Gerken Killed in Boat Crash on Lake Oroville in Oroville

One Dead and Five Injured in Boating Accident near West Branch Bridge

 
OROVILLE, CA (May 13, 2018) – One person was fatally injured and five others were hospitalized after a boat crash on Lake Oroville, on Sunday evening. The deceased victim was identified on Monday by the Butte County Coroner’s Office, as 27-year-old Walter Gerken of Paradise.
 
As per a news release, the boating accident was reported just before 6:30 PM in the area of West Branch Bridge. State Park, BCSO, Butte Medics, Cal Fire, and Enloe Flight Care responded to the scene for search and rescue operations.
 
Rescue teams found a 2006 Supra water ski boat that had struck the shore on Lake Oroville. All six occupants were thrown from the boat. Five people were reportedly injured in the accident. One person was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital for treatment, while the other five declined medical assistance.
 
Gerken was found by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Drowning Accident Response Team, 40 feet underwater, and pronounced dead at the scene. Brandon Smith, 29, was arrested on suspicion on boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
 
No additional information about this boating accident is available to the public at the time.


Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Walter Greken. Wishing them strength and courage in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.


If you have lost your loved one in a tragic boating accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Sweet Law Group. We understand what you and your family are going through, and are here to help. Let us fight for you and achieve the compensation and justice that is owed. With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we have dealt with cases including wrongful death, personal injury, and auto accidents. Call (800) 203-3061 now to arrange a meeting with a legal professional near you.
 

 

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