FL man injured after jet ski explodes - WFLA News Channel 8

FL man injured after jet ski explodes

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ST PETERSBURG, FL -

A 21-year-old is recovering from injuries after the jet ski he was on exploded.

Pedro Velez was riding his friends jet ski by Snell Isle around noon on Thursday. Officials said Velez shut off the jet ski while waiting for a friend to catch up.

When Velez restarted the jet ski, it exploded, tossing him into the water.

A nearby boater helped rescue Velez, who was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

His injuries were not life threatening.

Officials believe a leak in the fuel system may be to blame for the explosion.

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