LAUGHLIN, Nev. — About 10 people were missing Tuesday night when a casino ferryboat carrying passengers across the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona overturned.
The ferry dumped about 30 people into fast moving water. But Capt. Joe Anderson of the Bullhead City, Ariz., Fire Department said 20 people were pulled to safety almost immediately. Nine or 10 others were missing, he said.
Joe Harrington, administrator of the Bullhead City Community Hospital, said the hospital had been placed on alert to treat the injured.
Anderson said the accident occurred about 9 p.m., when a casino ferryboat capsized near the dock of the Edgewater Hotel-Casino, one of two Laughlin resorts owned by Circus Circus Enterprises.