DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigate personal watercraft accident on C&D Canal

June 16, 2017
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DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
NEW CASTLE (June 15, 2017)

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating a personal watercraft (PWC) boating accident in the C&D Canal near Summit Bridge Tuesday afternoon that injured a Middletown man.

The 56-year-old victim was traveling west in the canal when he encountered waves from another vessel’s wake, and was thrown from his PVC into the water. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers on marine patrol saw him and assisted in getting him to shore. He was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital.

The Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigation into the accident is continuing.

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