A Homosassa woman was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after she and another woman were thrown off a Jet Ski on the Homosassa River.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC’s) Division of Law Enforcement continue to investigate the 3:45 p.m. accident to determine if there were any violations, according to an FWC report and spokeswoman Karen Parker on Thursday.
Megan Straight, 24, of Homosassa, was driving a 10-foot-9-inch long Yamaha personal watercraft near Monkey Island with her passengers, 19-year-old Senecia Werling, of Beverly Hills, and 29-year-old Elana Jones, of Homosassa, FWC’s report states.
Parker said the women were wearing life jackets.
When Straight tried to jump another vessel’s wake, Werling and Jones were ejected. Jones was severely injured and transported to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson for treatment.
FWC does not believe alcohol was a factor, its report states.
Parker said it’s not illegal to jump wakes unless it's done recklessly or close to the vessel making the wake.