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Operator of Jet Ski Dies after Crashing into a Boat on Madeira Beach


September 04, 2019

MADEIRA BEACH, FL – According to an online news report at patch.com, an operator of a jet ski perished after being struck by a boat on Madeira Beach late last week.*

Per the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred in the evening hours in the Intracoastal Waterway located in a northerly direction from the Tom Stuart Causeway.  The victim is a 56-year-old man from East Aurora, New York. He was driving a Yamaha jet ski, going north on the Intracoastal Waterway.  According to local deputies, a 35-year-old man from Redington Drive in Redington Beach was operating a 37-foot center console Freeman boat, going northbound as well.  The man’s boat was going at an excessive rate of speed through a slow wake zone and as a result, caused the boat to rear-end the jet ski.  The boat then ran over the jet ski causing the 56-year-old man to sustain fatal injuries.  

The 56-year-old victim was taken to the Madeira Beach Marina at 503 150th Avenue in Madeira Beach and was declared to be dead at the scene.  It appears that speed and impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs are factors in having caused the accident.  There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The accident remains under investigation by the local police.

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Source:https://patch.com/florida/pinellasbeaches/jet-ski-operator-killed-crash-boat-madeira-beach

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