05-10-2008, 06:05 PM #1
Another PWC Accident causes death to one
From Channel 4 News:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man was killed and an 18-year-old woman seriously injured early Saturday afternoon after the personal watercraft they were riding collided with a small boat (Seadoo) on Julington Creek.Another boater got the two out of the water and brought them to the boat ramp at the end of Hood Landing Road, about 2 miles from where the incident occurred.The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the woman transported to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries.
The names of the victims were not immediately released.Officers said both victims were wearing life-vests, but were injured in the impact.Witnesses called it "a tragedy on the water," and "heartbreaking."The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife were investigating the collision. They said it was too early to know if charges would be filed.
The creek is fairly narrow there with lots of twists and blind turns...great ride unless you meet someone riding the other way. It's a tragrady.
05-10-2008, 06:07 PM #2
05-10-2008, 06:22 PM #3
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this is why i like riding where i do... miles of river that is not real wide..... you go to lakes or whatever and people like to play splash splash with each other......
05-10-2008, 10:52 PM #4
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Hate to here about these incadents.
05-11-2008, 10:15 AM #5
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First and foremost, it really stinks regarding the injuries. Life is so short. That said, it sounds like one or both craft were going way too fast for the waterway in which they were traveling in. A creek described as narrow and having twists and blind turns is no place to be blasting about.
Again, it's a terrible accident.
05-11-2008, 01:06 PM #6
05-11-2008, 01:18 PM #7
05-11-2008, 07:30 PM #8
It's too bad to hear about these incidents. I feel like there have been alot of these accidents lately.
05-11-2008, 07:45 PM #9
05-11-2008, 07:55 PM #10
the thing that really sucks is that this is the 2nd accident on a pwc resulting in death in jacksonville this year alone.......my thoughts are with the families of those taken and I can only hope that this is the last of this type of thing to happen in jax......
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