Good Samaritan pulls injured jet skier out of water, teen airlifted to hospital

Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 06:34:15-04

A 16-year-old was airlifted to an area hospital after hitting a channel marker in a jet ski near Fred Howard Park in the Intracoastal Waterway.

According to investigators with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the teenager hit a channel marker and was thrown from the jet ski.  A Good Samaritan was able to pull the 16-year-old from the water.
"Luckily, a Good Samaritan arrived on scene and assisted in getting the individual to additional help," Lt. Baryl Martin with FWC said.  "At this point, we are still conducting the accident investigation.  We have investigators on scene at the hospital trying to determine what happened and making sure he is ok and everything gets documented."
The teenager’s condition wasn’t immediately available.  The accident did not involved any other boats or jet skis.
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