Teen badly hurt in jet ski accident

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A TEENAGER is recovering in hospital with suspected spinal injuries after a horror jet ski accident off the coast of Fleetwood.

The 18-year-old, who is believed to be from the port, was riding the craft in the sea near the North Euston Hotel when he came onto the beach and crashed into another jet ski.

Coastguard and ambulance crews were called to the scene at around 2.40pm yesterday.

A HM Coastguard spokesman said: “He was badly injured, he had spinal injuries.

“Fleetwood coastguard was sent to the scene and helped ambulance crews.

“He was taken to hospital.”

It is thought two jet skis were already on the beach and the teenager collided into one of them.

The ambulance service said the man’s injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

An spokesman added: “He was treated at the scene and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. It was categorised as an immediate response call.”

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