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Boy Hospitalized After Jet Ski Incident in Shark River Inlet

Father and son thrown from jet ski; boy being treated for minor injuries

An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday after he and his father, 35, were thrown from a jet ski while navigating the Shark River Inlet, authorities say. 

The pair, not named by police, at roughly 3 p.m. were heading towards the ocean before deciding to turn around near the Ocean Avenue bridge, Avon Police Chief Terry Mahon said. 

After falling off the jet ski, both climbed back aboard and traveled to the Coast Guard station in Avon, Mahon said.

The boy was being treated for minor bruises and contusions at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Mahon said.

And while residents in other nearby towns have been ordered to evacuate, Mahon said Avon officials were only recommending their residents leave for higher ground.

Those choosing to stay during the storm are being asked to move their vehicles from low-lying areas, Mahon said.  

barbara October 29, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Way to go dad, seriously? Unbelievable......Glad the kid is ok.
Renee Weber October 29, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I saw this. The Dad was speeding right toward the ocean into the high waves. They lasted about a minute before disappearing into the sea. We saw them and the jet ski in the water as the Avon rescue squad was chasing them down the inlet. Unbelievably stupid!
barbara October 29, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Dad should be charged with child endangerment/neglect for sure. Plus charge him for putting the rescurers at risk! Moron.....
Abe November 01, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Post the @ssholes name. What a dk

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