One injured after rented boat crashes into Shasta Lake shoreline

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. — Authorities say one person was injured after a Sacramento man operating a rented boat crashed at high speed into a rocky shoreline on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake while recreating on Shasta Lake Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1.

The man who crashed the boat later told officers he had dropped his glasses and was trying to recover them when he hit the shore’s embankment, causing injuries to one of his three passengers, according to officials.


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Deputies assigned to Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Unit were dispatched to the area at 4:49 p.m., after receiving reports of a boating accident, the department’s Boating Safety Unit Sgt. Rob Sandbloom has since said of the minor-injury crash.

When deputies arrived they found an an unoccupied, open bow ski boat nearly 40 feet up the embankment from the water line, according to Sandbloom.

Deputies investigating yesterday’s boating crash say the boat’s operator had no prior experience operating boats and crashed when he took his attention off piloting the rented vessel while trying to retrieve a dropped pair of sunglasses. SCSO Boating Safety Unit photo

Deputies learned the vessel had been rented from Holiday Harbor Marina and that the operator of the boat and other passengers had been given a ride back to the marina.

Deputies soon located the boat operator, since identified as Usman Khalid, a 34-year-old Sacramento man, at the marina.

“Khalid told deputies that he and his three nephews rented the boat from Holiday Harbor Marina today to have some fun and take in the views,” explained Sandbloom.

“Khalid said he was operating the boat on plane and they were heading back towards the marina, when he dropped his sunglasses,” Sandbloom continued. “He said when he looked up, they hit the shoreline.”

During their subsequent accident investigation, Khalid told deputies he had never operated a boat before Saturday’s crash and has never had any formal or informal boating education or classes.

“Luckily for them only one of his nephews had minor injuries,” Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Unit Sgt. Rob Sandbloom has since reported; saying, “(The boat’s operator) and his other two nephews were very shaken over the incident, but uninjured.” SCSO Boating Safety Unit photo

Although one of Khalid’s nephews sustained minor injuries in the crash, Khalid and his other two nephews “were very shaken over the incident, but uninjured,” the Sgt. described.

Sandbloom did not specify the ages of Khalid’s three nephews and did not say if the injured victim required medical treatment.

Holiday Harbor Marina will be working on recovering their boat over the next few days, according to Sandbloom.


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Sandbloom later used the opportunity to remind boaters recreating on Shasta County’s many water ways to “pay attention to their surroundings, maintain a proper lookout at all times and wear your life jacket.”

“Recreational boaters should obtain their California Boaters Education Card to expand their boating knowledge,” Sandbloom explained, saying, “A California Boaters Education card is mandatory for all recreational boat operators between the ages of 16-35.”

Anyone who witnessed this boating accident or has information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit at (530) 245-6075. Callers can refer to incident file number 20S023533 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.