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Teen dies in Jet Ski collision

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A 15-year-old male from Southern California died Thursday after a Jet Ski collision off Round Hill Pines Beach, authorities said.

The teenager, whose name was not released, was taken to shore where paramedics from Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District performed resuscitation. He was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead shorty after the 3:45 p.m. accident.

Tahoe-Douglas Battalion Chief Ken Poohachoff said the teenager was not bleeding and the other Jet Skier, a reported relative of the victim, was uninjured.

The Nevada Division of Wildlife is investigating the matter. Calls to the division and Round Hill Pines Beach were not returned.

An El Dorado County Sheriff’s coroner will perform the autopsy.

Douglas County sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Minister warned Labor Day weekend water enthusiasts the dangers of using personal watercraft.

“The biggest problem is they’re getting on these Jet Skis and they are trying to jump each other’s wake,” Minister said. “They miscalculate the distance and that’s one of the reasons why they collide into each other.”

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