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Jet ski crash near Platte results in fatality

PLATTE -- The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department is investigating a fatal jet ski crash that occurred Sunday afternoon near Snake Creek Recreation Area.

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PLATTE - The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department is investigating a fatal jet ski crash that occurred Sunday afternoon near Snake Creek Recreation Area.

At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, a "jet ski on jet ski accident" resulted in fatal injuries of a man believed to be in his early 30s, according to Brandon Gust, boating law administrator with GF&P.

Snake Creek Recreation Area is about 15 miles west of Platte on the Missouri River's Lake Francis Case.

Gust said the crash occurred when one jet ski crossed the path of the other. When one jet ski struck the other, the person riding the jet ski that was struck was killed. It was immediately unclear whether the person died on scene or en route to the hospital. Gust believed lifejackets were worn by all parties, and no one else was injured.

Names of those involved are being held because it is an ongoing investigation.

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The Charles Mix County State's Attorney's office will be handling the report after GF&P concludes its investigation.

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