One Injured After Boat Collides with Jet Ski

Published 07/25 2014 03:31PM

Updated 07/27 2014 10:50PM

BEAVER LAKE -- A man was airlifted to the hospital after a boating accident Friday afternoon.

It happened on the north side of Beaver Lake where a 24-year-old male was riding on a jet ski, jumped a wake and collided with a pontoon boat, according to Capt. Stephanie Weatherington, a boating law officer with Arkansas Game and Fish. Family members said the boat ran over him. He had severe injuries according to Weatherington.

Folks in a speed boat saw the accident and quickly took the man to Rocky Branch Marina and he was airlifted to the hospital. 
Emergency surgery was performed, but the man might lose his leg.

So far, there have been a total of 44 boating accidents in Arkansas this year.

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