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One critically injured after personal watercrafts collide off Whiting Beach

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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boat incident which occurred Wednesday afternoon on Lake Michigan near Whiting Beach.

According to a statement released by the Department of Natural Resources, two personal watercrafts (PWCs) were operating near one another, outside of Whiting Beach in Hammond, when they collided, resulting in a severe head injury to one of the operators.

One of the operators was airlifted to the University of Chicago from East Chicago and is reported to be in critical condition, DNR said. The other operator was released from the scene with no injuries.

The operators’ names are currently being withheld, DNR said, “due to the age of each persons on board each vessel.”

The investigation of details surrounding the collision of the two PWCs is still ongoing at this time.

Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the cause of the incident, DNR added.



Posted 6/21/2018




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