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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/ 9/2010

Jet ski accident victim rescued

By Washington Post editors

Maryland Natural Resources Police say they rescued a 16-year-old involved in a jet ski accident in the Sinepuzent Bay.

NRP officers said they responded to the report of a boating accident Wednesday evening and discovered one person unconscious after being ejected from a jet ski. Officers said a 17-year-old had been operating a jet ski in an erratic manner and caused his passenger, the 16-year-old victim, to be ejected into the water. The teen was then struck by another jet ski, operated by a 20-year-old woman from Carlisle, Pa.

Maryland State Police later airlifted the 16-year-old to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The accident comes on the heels of an accident Saturday in Talbot County in which an 11-year-old operating a personal water craft was seriously injured by a 12-year-old on another PWC. Under Maryland law, an operator of a PWC must be at least 16 years of age and must have completed a boating safety course.

By Washington Post editors  | July 9, 2010; 12:36 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Editors: It's SinepuXent Bay. Someone might want to correct the typo.

Posted by: nan_lynn | July 9, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Jet skis are a hazard on the water.

Posted by: jckdoors | July 9, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

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