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Girl fatally hit by Jet Ski while paddle-boarding on Mission Bay

Publish Date: 2023/08/01

SAN DIEGO, CA — A 12-year-old girl died Saturday afternoon after being struck by a Jet Ski while paddle-boarding on San Diego’s Mission Bay, reports ABC10 News.

The fatal incident took place in the De Anza Cove area shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Few details have been disclosed, but San Diego Police said the young girl was paddle-boarding when she was hit by a Jet Ski operated by an 18-year-old Bellflower resident.

Despite life-saving measures administered by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

An investigation into the cause of the crash remain underway, but officials say alcohol is not a suspected factor.

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