Girl, 14, Killed, Man Injured In Separate Jet Ski Accidents On Boone Lake At Tri-Cities

Saturday, July 12, 2014

TRI CITIES---A local teenager was killed and a man was injured in separate personal watercraft accidents yesterday on Boone Lake. 

The fatal accident occurred around 2:41 p.m. when two early 1990s model Kawasaki jet skis collided near Goodman Cemetery Road in Piney Flats. 

Steve Stout from Bristol, Va., was operating one PWC, while his teenage daughter and an adult female, Amanda Hulse, were riding the other PWC.  One PWC struck the other PWC killing the daughter, 14, who was also from Bristol, Va.  Her identity is being withheld in accordance with TWRA policy regarding juveniles involved in boating accidents.

The adults sought medical attention after the incident.

TWRA officers seized both water crafts for accident reconstruction and analysis and are investigating the incident.

In a separate incident occurring shortly after 7 p.m., 47-year-old Billy Chappell II of Johnson City was operating a PWC on Boone Lake near Lakeview Marina when he hit a set of rolling waves and was thrown from his vessel.  

Other members of his group escorted him back to his dock where EMS transported him to Johnson City Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.




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