A Pair of Jet Ski Accidents in Sarasota County, Florida Leave 2 Men Severely Injured
Law enforcement from Sarasota, Florida responded to a Jet Ski accident on Sunday, June 17, 2012 wherein a man’s arm was nearly severed. According to a Sarasota Fire Rescue spokesperson, two men were riding the personal watercraft in Big Pass between Lido Key and Siesta Key. When the men attempted to jump a wake of a passing boat, the rider in the back fell off and was run over by a 26 foot cabin cruiser. The injured man was medevaced to Tampa General Hospital to have surgery to re-attach his arm.
Later that day Carlos Dominguez, a 26-year-old Sarasota man, was severely injured when he fell off his personal watercraft also in Big Pass. A spokesperson from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports Dominguez turned in front an oncoming 32-foot Intrepid operated by 43-year-old Dean Dougherty. The Intrepid ran over Dominguez while he was in the water.
Both incidents are still under investigation.