Belleville Man Killed In Jet Ski Vs. Boat Crash On Lake St. Clair

Sheriff: The boat operator fled the scene

WWJ News
August 09, 2020 - 1:53 pm
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(WWJ) A Belleville man is dead after a boat struck him while he was jet skiing.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Department says the victim, 30, was on his jet ski near the mouth of Big Muscamoot Bay on Lake St. Clair when the boat operator struck him, around 7pm Saturday.

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The boater initially fled after the accident, according to the press release. However, Macomb County Sheriff’s patrol boats later found him near Metro Beach in Harrison Township. He was not hurt.  

The U.S. Coastguard, Clay Township Fire Department, and Tri Hospital EMS all assisted in the response.

The victim died at River District Hospital. 

The Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the cause of the crash.  It is unclear if the boat operator will face any charges.