ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Jet Skis crash, send 1 to hospital

PEQUOT LAKES--A 20-year-old man was injured in a personal watercraft crash reported at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in Kimball Lake near Pequot Lakes. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported Ryan Diel, 35, and Michael Lillard, 20, both of Onalaska, W...

PEQUOT LAKES-A 20-year-old man was injured in a personal watercraft crash reported at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in Kimball Lake near Pequot Lakes.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported Ryan Diel, 35, and Michael Lillard, 20, both of Onalaska, Wis., were riding rented Jet Skis. The sheriff's office reported Diel became distracted and did not see Lillard turn in front of him, causing him to crash into Lillards' machine.

Lillard was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd for non-life-threatening injuries.

Driver inexperience and distraction were the main causes of the crash, the sheriff's office reported.

"We'd like to remind people who are out enjoying the lakes and power equipment to use caution and to stay safe distances from other watercraft," the sheriff's office reported.

What To Read Next
Who are the people being held in custody in Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties?
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
Inmates in-custody in the Mille Lacs County jail in Milaca, Minnesota
Inmates in-custody in the Hubbard County jail in Park Rapids, Minnesota