TWRA: Dayton man dies in jet ski accident

DAYTON, Tenn. (WDEF) — Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says a 24-year-old Dayton man has died in a jet ski accident.

According to the TWRA, it happened on Chickamauga Lake shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday night.

The agency says the man was operating the jet ski after dark and was headed from a nearby area with another person on a second jet ski.

Authorities with TWRA, the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, and Rhea County EMS responded to the lake near Double S Road.

TWRA says it is illegal to operate a jet ski after dark as jet skis are not equipped with proper lighting for night time use.

The incident is under investigation.

 

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