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Man Killed In Lake Anna Jet Ski Accident Identified

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UPDATE: Va. Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries identified the victim in Tuesday's deadly jet ski accident on Lake Anna as 23-year-old Russell Jones of The Plains, Va. The Department is looking at all the evidence before they determine if any charges will be filed.

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA—A 23-year-old man has died after being involved in a Jet Ski accident on Lake Anna early Tuesday morning.

It happened early Tuesday morning near a small island in the middle of the lake.

Witnesses say the two jet skiers were siblings, but so far officials haven't been able to confirm the relationship between the 23-year-old victim and the other boater.

"I heard the crash, I turned around and I heard the brother screaming, 'oh my God oh my God'," said Mike Hovell who witnessed the accident. 

Mike Hovell says his family had planned to spend the day fishing on the lake and had just left the dock some five minutes before the crash.

"The younger one jumped the wake, and the other one was going this way, and just bad timing, hit his brother in the head," said Hovell.

Hovell says after the crash, he and his family pulled the young man out of the water and onto their rental boat.

"We jump in, pull him up and get him up on the boat and it was just bleeding," Hovell said.

Once on the boat, the family performed CPR on the victim as they called 911 and headed back to the Marina.

"It's just scary, because it's the first time I had seen anything like that before, it makes me upset," said George Morrish who also witness the incident.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries continues to investigate what triggered the crash.

The victim was taken to Mary Washington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

Stay with 8News for updates.

 

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