Jet ski accident claims boy’s life

Special to the PRESS

ambulance2A watercraft accident occurred Saturday, April 28 at approximately 5 p.m., when two boys on a jet ski and a 19-foot center console fishing vessel collided.

A 13-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene, and his 17-year-old brother, who was driving the jet ski, was transported to Valley Baptist Regional Hospital in Brownsville.

The accident occurred approximately 500 yards out in the Laguna Madre Bay near South Padre Island’s entertainment district. The father of the boys and his companion rented two jet skis. The father and his companion were on one jet ski and the 17 and 13-year-old sons were on the other.

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