OCEAN CITY – A
17-year-old girl was seriously injured after getting struck by a personal
watercraft in the Sinepuxent Bay on Wednesday evening.
According to a Coast
Guard press release, the victim had been riding on a personal watercraft (PWC)
with two other individuals in the Sinepuxent Bay behind Ocean City when she
reportedly fell off. The victim was then struck by another PWC following
closely behind, causing neck and head injuries.
U.S. Coast Guard Station
Ocean City dispatched a 21-foot boat and response crew, which arrived on the
scene of the accident around 8:09 p.m. The Coast Guard crew rescued the injured
young girl from the water and took her by boat to a nearby dock.
A Maryland State Police
Trooper 4 helicopter then landed nearby and transported the victim to Peninsula
Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The victim’s condition was not known as
of late yesterday, but the Coast Guard rescue boat crew reported she was
conscious and responsive.