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55-year-old Man Tragically Passes Away in a Jet Ski Accident on Lake Sinclair

May 09, 2022

PUTNAM COUNTY, GEORGIA - A news report published on states that a Lake Sinclair man was tragically killed in a severe personal watercraft accident.*  

According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sergeant Bubba Stanford, the emergency call was received at around 5:30 PM. The news report states that the jet ski accident occurred at Twin Bridges Marina, which is on the Putnam County side of the lake. 

Accident witnesses reported to law enforcement officers that the victim, a 55-year-old man, was operating a jet ski at a high rate of speed when his jet ski struck a wave, and the man was thrown off of the personal watercraft. The man was found unconscious, and he was not breathing as he was pulled from the lake. All attempts to revive the victim with CPR were not successful. 

The personal watercraft crash is currently under investigation by law enforcement. The victim's family was notified about the fatal jet ski accident. According to the news report, this was the fifth fatality on the lake in 2022, and the third Twin Bridges death.  

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