A 26 year old Harrelson, Georgia man was injured Sunday afternoon while jet skiing on Lake Weiss. The jet ski that he was riding on, was involved in a flash-fire, as he attempted to start it immediately after refueling.
The accident occurred at Rooster’s Marina, located on Cowan Creek, approximately five miles east of Centre, at around 5:00pm.
Cherokee EMS responded to the scene, providing emergency treatment prior to Omni-Flight airlifting the victim – who was suffering from 2nd and 3rd Degree Burns to the body, arms and face – to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.
The Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department set up a landing zone for the helicopter in a large yard across the road from the marina.
The jet ski did not show any visible signs of the flash-fire when inspected.
That incident remains under investigation by the Alabama Marine Police.
(WEIS RADIO NEWS)