PWC/Boat Collision Leaves NY Man Fighting For His Life


Sunday June 25th, a 26-year-old male operating a jet ski crashed into a small boat near Liberty Island, located in Upper New York Bay. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department said the incident occurred about 11:15 a.m.

According to an article posted on the New York Daily News website, the rider was found unconscious and unresponsive when officers from a New York Police Department Harbor unit pulled him from the water. The victim suffered a massive head injury. He was transported to Brooklyn Army Terminal at 11:30 a.m. A trail of blood led from the rescue boat to where the ambulance picked the injured man up. From there, Emergency Medical Services personnel reacted with a “load and go”, meaning they loaded the rider into the ambulance and immediately rushed him to Lutheran Medical Center.

An article from The Jersey Journal states that the man was in critical condition when transported. It is our understanding that the jet ski driver was the only person injured in the wreck. That information was provided via statement from the New York Police Department. At this time, no further details are available and we have scoured the internet in search of more information related to the incident.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by “if you don’t go, you’ll never know,” with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean’s life and was a winner in Red Bull’s Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can’t wait to do it again!

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