3 killed, 4 injured in Puddingstone Lake boating accident
This weekend, 3 people were killed and 4 were injured in a tragic boating accident at Puddingstone Lake in Los Angeles County. The reservoir was closed on Sunday as county officials investigated the accident.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the accident occurred at around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday when 3 people riding a jet ski collided with a powerboat. Officials are unsure of whether the boat struck the jet ski or the jet ski crashed into the boat.
Witnesses to the accident told officers that the boat appeared to hit the jet ski. Investigators determined that the boat’s operator was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
The three women on the jet ski were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The 4 people who were injured in the accident were passengers on the boat. All were treated for minor injuries and later released from the hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends.