On Monday, July 3, 2017, at 7:58 p.m., the Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Unit received a call for a boating accident on Lake Shasta in front of Digger Bay. A juvenile skier in the water was struck by a boat and disappeared under the water’s surface. Boating Safety personnel arrived and searched the area and were unable to locate the missing juvenile. Robert Noftz, 50 years of age from Red Bluff, CA was arrested for boating under the influence charges and booked into the Shasta County Jail.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit and Dive Team will continue the search for the missing juvenile during daylight hours on July 4, 2017.
The Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit is continuing to investigate the accident and has contacted all known witnesses. If anyone else witnessed the accident, they are encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Unit at 245-6075.