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Teen injured in jet ski accident at Bridgeport

LINCOLN, Neb. — A 15-year-old girl from Bayard was injured in a jet ski accident Saturday night at Bridgeport State Recreation Area near Gering, Nebraska. She is recovering at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado.

The teen was injured at about 6 p.m. Mountain time when the jet ski on which she was riding passenger was struck by a second jet ski also driven by a teen from Bayard.

The three teens had been riding two jet skis around the island, when the first jet ski made a hard turn. The driver of the second jet ski couldn’t avoid a collision and struck the female, who was thrown into the water.

The teen was taken by ambulance to the Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport with nonlife-threatening injuries. She was transported to Children’s Hospital Colorado where she is being treated for her injuries.

The accident is under investigation by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The Morrill County Sheriff’s Office and Morrill County Emergency Services assisted at the scene.

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