Teen Dies in Jet Ski Accident on South Padre Island

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND–A Rio Grande Valley teen died on South Padre Island when a passenger on a jet ski was involved in a crash with a fishing boat Saturday afternoon.

South Padre Island report a 13-year-old boy from Weslaco died at the scene of the accident with a 19-foot long boat in the Laguna Madre near Louie’s Backyard around 5 pm..

The driver of the jet ski, a 17-year-old Weslaco boy, also was hurt and taken to the Valley Regional Hospital in Brownsville

Witnesses said they saw paramedics trying to give the younger teen cpr just near Louie’s Backyard during the dinner hour.

The father went to South Padre Island and rented the jet skis for him and his sons. He was on another jet ski and reportedly witnessed the accident.

Texas Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating the accident.

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