Sunday, July 31, 2005

Water safety for jet skis - Lake Lanier, GA

Today while taking our friends and their kids out on our pontoon boat, we were approached by a teenage boy on a jet ski yelling for help. We followed him to another jet ski where two kids fell off and the second jet ski had hit the girl while in the water. We transported the injured girl and the kids to the public boat dock where an ambulance and fire truck met us after a 911 call. The girl, 15, has 6 broken ribs, a punctured lung and a lacerated liver. She was lucky.

Please remember to exercise caution and stay at least 50 feet away from other watercraft. The person that hit her was her brother, and he was devastated. She will be in the hospital for a week and should fully recover.

Please be careful out there.

Personal Watercraft Boating Rules Lake Lanier, GA
http://www.georgiaoutdoors.com/watersports/PWC.asp

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