The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reporting that two children were injured on Lake Lanier on Friday afternoon what a Jet Ski rode over the inner tube they were riding on. The accident is reported to have taken place near Van Pugh Park at the end of Gaines Ferry Road around 3 p.m.
"Right now we have that a 38-year-old male on a personal watercraft ran over two youths being pulled behind a pontoon boat on a tube. The youths are a 11-year-old male and a 15-year-old female," said DNR spokesperson Melissa Cumming.
Cumming said the 11-year-old has critical injuries and was life flighted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Eggleston. The 15-year-old was also injured, though not as severely. Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell reportedly told Channel 2 Action News, however, that the girl's condition began to deteriorate and she was also transferred to a helicopter.
Cumming said the driver of the PWC was a friend of the family and knew both victims.
"We are not sure yet on charges, but alcohol was not involved," Cumming said.
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Authorities have not released the names of the driver of the Jet Ski or the two victims in Friday's accident.