Three hurt when Jet Ski flies over boat at Kansas lake

Investigators are looking into whether alcohol played a role in the collision between a boat and a Jet Ski at Cheney Reservoir on Sunday night, resulting in three people being hurt.

A group of people were partying at the lake when a man on the Jet Ski crashed into the back of the boat in the Hobie Beach cove of the lake at about 8:30 p.m., said Dennis Zehr, boating specialist for the Kansas Division of Wildlife and Parks.

“The Jet Ski went over the top of the boat across the passenger side,” Zehr said.

A woman and a juvenile male who were in the boat were hospitalized in serious condition, he said, and the Jet Ski driver later went to the hospital via a private vehicle.

“There was plenty of light,” Zehr said. “Darkness didn’t factor into it.”

The lake is about 30 miles west of Wichita.