I love jet skis! There's nothing better than cruising around the lake or going through the Chicago river on one. However, just because they're fun doesn't mean they're always safe. You've gotta remember they're powerful vehicles, and to use them responsibly or else someone could get hurt.
With speeds reaching 60 mph and no brakes, they can also be dangerous, especially for inexperienced operators. In 2017, 46 people died while using personal watercraft and the deaths continue this summer. Accidents on the watercraft are happening across the country and videos posted online have captured some of the near-fatal collisions. Emily Milam was blindsided by a rogue jet ski that mowed her down last summer while swimming near a beach in Tennessee.