Coast Guard rescues jet skier after he gets ejected from his ride

BOSTON – A Coast Guard crew rescued a man today who was ejected from his jet ski approximately 500 yards off Point Judith, R.I.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, Mass., received a call around 1:30 p.m., from a 911 operator reporting the 42 year-old man had been thrown from his jet ski and into the water.

A 25-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Judith arrived on scene around 1:40 p.m., and pulled the man from the water.

“Luckily he was wearing a life jacket,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Pierre Spence, the rescue boat operator.

He was not injured.

The boat crew put the jet ski in tow and took it and the man to a Point Judith marina.

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