Man killed after being thrown off jet ski

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CASS COUNTY, Mich. — A man was killed after he was thrown off and hit by his own jet ski on Magician Lake early Tuesday evening.

Derek Jackson, 28, was on his jet ski when he hit a wave, throwing him off. He was subsequently hit by the same jet ski, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department said.

Jackson was airlifted to a hospital in Indiana, where he was pronounced dead. The coroner’s office ruled it was a drowning.

The crash remains under investigation, however, CCSD said alcohol wasn’t a factor and the victim was wearing a life jacket.


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