Two jet skis crashed in the middle of Skaha Lake (B.C.) on Friday, leaving one teenager dead and three others with critical injuries. The incident took place, according to Pentiction RCMP, at around 8 p.m. The crash included four teenagers, all of whom suffered critical injuries. Police said family members transported them by boat to the Skaha Marina, where two off-duty doctors and paramedics attempted life-saving measures on all four injured youth, who were then taken to hospital.
The family is being assisted by RCMP Victim Services, and plans are being made to assist them return to Alberta, according to the police.
Castanet police were reportedly observed Friday evening placing yellow tape around two personal watercraft parked at the marina, according to witnesses. As spectators observed CPR being done on the pier, one individual recounted a horrible scenario that was taking place.
With assistance from RCMP West Coast Marine Services, Pentiction RCMP is looking into the incident. No illegal activity is suspected, according to the mounties, and alcohol is not thought to have played a role in the occurrence.
“Tragically, one of the victims, a 14-year-old female from Alberta, succumbed to her injuries at hospital,” said Sgt. Paul Bentham, of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment, in a statement.
“The three remaining youth have all been treated for non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital.”