Boy, 4, Hurt in Watercraft Accident in Aventura - NBC 6 South Florida

Boy, 4, Hurt in Watercraft Accident in Aventura

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    Child Hurt in Watercraft Accident in Aventura

    A child was airlifted to the hospital after being involved in a watercraft accident in Aventura Friday morning. NBC 6's Stephanie Bertini has the details. (Published Saturday, May 7, 2016)

    A child was airlifted to the hospital after being involved in a watercraft accident in Aventura Friday morning.

    Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) say a man was riding the watercraft recklessly with a 4-year-old child seated in front of him along a canal in Aventura.

    The boy had been a passenger on a yacht and was taken out on the Waverunner by an employee, FWC officials said.

    The man then crashed into a boat, and the child was thrown from the watercraft.

    Boy, 4, Hurt in Watercraft Accident in Aventura

    [MI] Boy, 4, Hurt in Watercraft Accident in Aventura
    A child was airlifted to the hospital after being involved in a watercraft accident in Aventura Friday morning. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson reports.
    (Published Saturday, May 7, 2016)

    The boy went head-first into the side of the boat then fell into the water. The child was wearing a life vest, FWC says.

    "Just a loud bang when the jet ski hit the boat over there," witness Devin Robinette said. "I saw them when they got the kid out of the water, I think his parents and family were over here getting him out."

    Officials said the boy was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. He was in stable condition with a broken eye socket, officials said.

    It's not known if there were any other injuries. No further details were immediately available.

    This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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