8/6/2019 7:30:00 AM One injured in jet ski accident on Lake Nokomis
A 26-year-old Illinois man was seriously injured Friday in a jet ski accident on Lake Nokomis.
According to the Lincoln County sheriff's department, a call came in just before 1 p.m. Friday reporting the crash and advising that the victim was being brought to shore at the Nokomis Drive boat landing in the Town of Bradley north of Tomahawk.
According to the investigating deputy, the operator of the watercraft collided with a second jet ski after losing control in the wake of a boat. The victim was found floating face down in the water after the crash, the release states.
"Witnesses were able to remove the victim from the water and bring him to shore, there paramedics treated him before he was brought to a nearby landing zone which was established by the Tomahawk and Nokomis Fire Departments," the release states. "He was flown by Spirit 2 - air medical to the Trauma Center at Aspirus."
The man's name was not released but, according to the release, his place of residence is Bartlett, Ill. The DNR and the Lincoln County Rec. Deputy are investigating the matter. Alcohol was not involved in the incident, the release states.
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