Man airlifted to hospital after jet ski accident

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A 21-year-old Winchester man had to be airlifted to the hospital, after a jet ski accident at Smith Mount Lake.

Police say around 1:30 today, the young man was riding his jet ski too close to a shore line when he collided with a hanging limb.

The impact knocked him off the jet ski into the water. His family was nearby in a rental houseboat. They grabbed him and pulled him to safety.

Police say, the blow to his head knocked him unconscious, but he quickly regained consciousness

He was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital to check for internal injuries.

No word on his condition.

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