Jet ski operator critically injured in collision with boat in New York Harbor
Sunday, June 25, 2017 02:11PM
NEW YORK (WABC) --
Police say the operator of a jet ski was critically injured in a collision with a small boat Sunday near the shoreline of Liberty State Island.
The NYPD says its Harbor Unit responded at about 11 a.m. to an accident scene involving a personal water craft and boat.
The 26-year-old male operator of the jet ski was found unconscious when removed from the water.
He was brought to the NYPD Harbor Unit base in Sunset Park and an ambulance transported the victim to Lutheran Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.
The status of the small boat and its crew are unknown at this time.
A 26-year-old man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when his jet ski crashed into a boat as he was cruising around New York Harbor, officials said.
The man was riding the watercraft in the vicinity of Liberty Island when he collided with a small boat around 11:30 a.m.
The NYPD’s Harbor Unity responded and pulled the injured man out of the water and took him to Brooklyn, where he was turned over to EMS and rushed to Lutheran Hospital.
The man suffered head trauma and is listed in serious condition.
The incident is still under investigation, police said.
We have been watching these jet skiers all afternoon. They were running these skis at excessive speeds, with numerous jet skis on the water, along with a number of sailing and recreational boats. It is not surprise that this collision occurred.