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The operator of Jet Ski Hits Two in Water

On May 2, 2020, Jonathan Liggett and his 8-year-old daughter, Madison, were in the water at Dog River in Mobile, Alabama, waiting to wakeboard when a speeding jet ski started coming directly toward them. They tried to yell at the operator of the jet ski, and Jonathan held his wakeboard in the air to avoid being hit but to no avail. Jonathan quickly pushed his daughter underwater in an attempt to prevent life-threatening injuries. Madison still sustained a fractured right hand, lacerations to her face, right hand, and left elbow as well as several bruises all over her body. Jonathan suffered injuries to his hands and knee. Both were wearing life jackets in the water.

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, a young boy was killed in a boating accident with a jet ski or personal watercraft on Bass Lake. The facts of the accident are not entirely clear.  ABC reported that a family had been inner-tubing on Bass Lake when two teens fell into the water.  KCRA reported that the teens had been swimming behind their family’s pontoon boat when the accident occurred. The family had put out proper flagging to warn others that there were people in the water. One boy was killed and another teen was taken by life-flight to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where she was listed in critical condition with serious head injuries.

Emergency responders were quick to attempt to render aid, but the 13 yr old boy died at the scene.  The girl was transported by airlift to with serious head injuries.

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Accidents Involving Jet Skis

With Summer quickly approaching, we will start to see a lot of jet skis and wave runners on the Sacramento River and lakes in the region. Accidents involving watercraft can cause significant injuries or death. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that in 2013 there were 426 accidents involving watercraft in CA alone and over 4000 injuries nationwide. Additional statistics can be found here.  The primary injuries sustained in watercraft accidents are broken bones, lacerations, scrapes, and concussions.

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