Mesa man charged in fatal boat accident on Lake Havasu

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 11 at 11:34 AM

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MESA, Ariz. -- A Mesa man is facing charges stemming from a fatal boating accident on Lake Havasu last year.

The Mohave County Attorney's Office filed charges against Richard Allen Timmsen, 26, for felony endangerment, along with operating under the influence, and OUI drugs, both misdemeanors. 

On March 24, Dwarkesh Prasannavathanam, 21, of Long Beach, Calif., failed to resurface after falling from an inner tube in the north basin of Lake Havasu, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

His body was recovered on April 2.

Prasannavathanam was not wearing a life jacket while he was being pulled on an inner tube behind a boat operated by Timmsen. 
 

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