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jet ski

A motorised personal watercraft in which one or two people ride on the water in much the same way as one rides a motorcycle. Jet skis are widely regarded as the most dangerous of all water craft due to a combination of factors:
(1) Top speeds of nearly 160 kph/100 mph and relative lack of protection should a rider fall off the vehicle at high speeds, resulting in injuries:
• Head, chest, abdominal, soft tissue, and spinal cord trauma with paralysis.
• Lacerations, broken bones, burns, disfigurement.
• Hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, death.
(2) High-pressure water jet propulsion; a rider not wearing a thick layer of protective neoprene who falls into the jet’s path risks injuries to the anal sphincter and/or vagina with permanent soft tissue damage or death.
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The owners of the jet-skis, who had been forced to walk back to the mainland, were then reunited with their crafts.
People that are using their jet-skis on Gwynedd beaches must have some sort of licence and if they behave improperly their licence should be revoked as they leave the beach .
The campaign resulted in inspecting numerous violations, banning vehicles involved in reckless vehicular acts, as well as renting and driving jet-skis without the possession of licenses, he added.
beaucoup moins que]Il s'agit de mesures fixant la zone limite autorisee pour les conducteurs de jet-ski qui est de 300 metres, des zones de baignade et le renforcement des patrouilles sur les cotes pour surveiller les jet-skis et eviter d'eventuels accidents[beaucoup plus grand que], assure notre interlocuteur.
The dad of 16-year-old Hannah Sutton says the pain of her tragic jet-ski death is as raw as ever.
A father whose daughter was killed in a holiday jet-ski accident yesterday branded the pounds 523 court fine for the waterbike's owner "pathetic".
After hiring the jet-skis, pounds 26 for 15 minutes, Hannah and James set out on to the water.
Both Cypriot men, who are on bail, have been charged with allowing the youngsters to ride the jet-skis without a licence.
TWO men will appear in court today over the death of a British girl in a jet-ski accident.
They allow Gardai to bring charges for the "irresponsible or reckless" use of jet-skis and powerboats and careless and dangerous driving.
I was told by the Harbour Authority that jet-skis and wetbikes were not allowed in the Bay.
Marc Koenings, superintendent of Assateague Island National Seashore, has already banned jet-skis there, saying that the machines are "at odds with why the Park Service was established.