Saturday August, 4 2012 @ 15:52:24
Nature: Traumatic Injuries-ALS
Location: Warwick Park Marina, On a boat being brought into the marina
Address: 17607 - 17698 Paleo Way Millsboro, DE 19966
On Saturday afternoon August 4, 2012, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted to assist the local emergency medical service (EMS) provider with a landing zone assignment near the Warwick Park Marina in the area of the beach.
It was reported to have a subject with a traumatic injury as the result of a jet ski collision. The Delaware State Police Aviation Unit (Trooper #2) as well as the Sussex County Paramedics, the DNREC Marine Police, and the Delaware State Police were alerted.
Emergency response units included Engine #80-1 from the Oak Orchard facility and Engine #80-3 from the Long Neck facility as well as the Delaware State Fire Police.
Indian River’s units were to prepare for the landing zone assignment but were requested to assist the local EMS with accessing the water and assisting with patient packaging prior to transporting. Additional assignments were to locate all vessels involved with the patient transport to shore as well as the colliding vessels.
Additional resources were required of the Delaware State Fire Police to locate and secure the jet ski units at the Gull Point Marina.
Indian River’s Incident Command was coordinated by First Assistant Chief Ryan Mock who provided a scene synopsis which included a vessel collision involving two jet skis, injured person being transported on an unrelated vessel to shore. The landing zone would be established adjacent to the incident and scene preservation measures.
The local EMS provider transported one person to nearby medical facilities for additional evaluation and observations.
The Delaware State Fire Police provided traffic and vessel control measures at the public boat ramp facility.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – Marine Police are investigating the incident.
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The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents are investigating two separate jet ski accidents over the weekend.
Agents arrested 56-year-old Keith Purdy of Lewes on August 3; he’s charged with 1st degree felony assault with a vessel, five counts of 2nd degree reckless endangering, operating under the influence and several other offenses.
The charges were in connection with a boating accident on Rehoboth Bay near Massey’s Landing in which a jet ski struck a person standing on a sandbar.
Purdy is free on $7,000 bail.
Meanwhile, on August 4, agents cited 33-year-old Micheal Martin of Dover for negligent operation of a vessel and several other offenses in connection with a boating accident near Gull Point in the Indian River in which two jet skis collided.
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Jet Ski crashes result in charges
Personal watercraft involved in incidents in Rehoboth Bay, Indian River
A Lewes man is facing a felony assault charge after the Jet Ski he was riding plowed into a man who was standing on a sandbar taking photos of his family in Rehoboth Bay north of Masseys Ditch on Friday, state officials said.
It was the first of two Jet Ski accidents over the weekend to which state Division of Fish and Wildlife enforcement agents responded. The second, on Saturday, involved a collision of two Jet Skis near Gull Point on Indian River.
In the first incident, Keith T. Purdy, 56, of Lewes, was charged with felony assault with a vessel, five counts of second-degree reckless endangering, operating a vessel in a reckless manner while under the influence, inattentive operation of a vessel, failing to maintain a proper lookout, negligent operation of a vessel, operating a vessel at a high speed while under the influence, excessive speed within 300 feet of a swimmer, reckless operation of a vessel and personal watercraft operated over headway speed, said spokesman Sgt. Gregory Rhodes.
Purdy was released on $7,000 unsecured bail pending a court hearing.
According to court records, the victim was on a sandbar north of Masseys Ditch with his family and friends, and was taking pictures about 10 feet from his boat when he was struck by Purdy’s Jet Ski and pinned between the Jet Ski and his boat.
Five children, ranging in age from 2 to 12 years, and their parents stood just 10 feet from the crash, police said in court records.
The Indian River incident Saturday led to Micheal A. Martin, 33, of Dover, being cited for negligent operation of a vessel, failure to maintain a proper lookout, no boating education certificate and vessel excessive speed violation.
The charges were in connection with a collision of two Jet Skis that resulted in serious physical injuries to the other operator, enforcement officials said.
As the victim of that collision was being transported to Beebe Hospital Saturday, the ambulance in which he was riding was involved in a crash on Coastal Highway at the Lewes-Georgetown Highway near Lewes, state police said.
According to police, the Mid-Sussex Ambulance crew, traveling east on Lewes-Georgetown Highway, entered the intersection with Coastal Highway with emergency lights and sirens operating at 4:37 p.m.. The driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Prism, Evan P. Hutton, 20, of Millsboro, ran into the front passenger side of the ambulance, Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.
Ambulance driver Christian Jackson-Puglisi, 36, of Middletown, was taken to Beebe Hospital in another ambulance with injuries described as non-life-threatening.
The patient was also transferred to another ambulance and taken to the hospital.
A 21-year-old emergency medical technician also suffered minor injuries. Three paramedics on board were uninjured, and continued to treat the other patients.
Hutton, who was not wearing a seat belt, had to be removed from the wreckage by rescue workers. He also was taken to Beebe Hospital for treatment.
Story By: Administrative Public Information Officer