Juvenile injured in a personal-watercraft accident in Warrick County

WARRICK CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a personal-watercraft (PWC) accident that occurred yesterday morning at Lynnville Park. 

At approximately 9:34 a.m., a 16-year-old female started her PWC on the water at Lynnville Park. For unknown reasons, the PWC exploded, ejecting her into the water.

A witness, 19-year-old Harrison Raisor, of Evansville, was on shore nearby, witnessed the explosion, and pulled the juvenile out of the water.

She was taken by StatFlight medical helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville where she was being treated for severe back injuries.

The juvenile was wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Responding agencies included Warrick County EMS, Lynnville Fire, Elberfeld Fire, and St. Vincent StatFlight.