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Runaway jet ski injures children


July 22, 2020

THE JET SKI that injured two children rests along the shore at Foster Lake Monday afternoon.

Two children were seriously injured by a wayward jet ski at Lewis Creek Park Monday afternoon, July 20.

Emergency responders received the call at 2 p.m.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Chief Dave Barringer said the two victims were a 6-year-old boy, transported by helicopter to Legacy Emanual Medical Center in Portland, and a 6-year-old girl, transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Eugene.

The Sheriff's Office said the girl was then also airlifted to Legacy Emmanuel.

Officials had not released the identities of the two children as of...

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