Australian swimmer dies after being hit by jet ski


A 51-year-old swimmer has died in hospital after he was hit by a jet ski at Port Melbourne on Friday afternoon. He’d gone to the beach with his daughter and went swimming, when he was hit by a jet ski with two men on board, unaware that they had even hit something until fishermen on the pier desperately waved them down. Fishermen that according to the Age had warned them earlier to leave the jet ski restricted zone. The unconscious swimmer was towed back to the shore by the two men after they had been alerted, rushed to hospital and put on life support with severe head trauma. Read for instance The Telegraph


(Unrelated image of a jet ski courtesy of ZeMitch, CC BY-NC-SA)


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