Teen Riding Jet Ski Tragically Dies

On Monday morning, the body of a 17-year-old from Florida was recovered from Lake Clinch in Frostproof, Florida. It is believed that the teen drowned following an incident involving a Jet Ski.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, two teenagers, the 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, had been riding on the same jet ski when the older one made an abrupt turn that caused them to both be thrown off into the water.

The 15-year-old was wearing a life jacket and was able to return to the Jet Ski, but was unable to locate the 17-year-old, which prompted a 911 call. The boy was later found in 20 feet of water with the help of a Polk County Sheriff’s Office underwater drone.

The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death. Sheriff Grady Judd offered his condolences to the family. Also, he reminded people to always wear life jackets on the water, as it could save their lives.