Newhall Resident Injured in Boating Accident

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A Newhall resident has been hospitalized after trying to aid another person involved in a boating accident on Lake Havasu.

James Diaz, 27, of Newhall was injured while trying to aid Martha Acevedo, 30, of Sylmar after she was struck by a boat Saturday. She died from injuries to her upper body. Diaz was also struck by the boat and was hospitalized and was in listed in stable condition.

The driver of the boat, Newhall resident Jorge Diaz, 31, is suspected of operating the boat while intoxicated. He was booked on manslaughter charges.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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