Police: Man killed when personal watercrafts collide

May 31, 2022 GMT

BERLIN, Md. (AP) — A 20-year-old man was killed when two personal watercrafts collided Monday on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, officials said.

Maryland Natural Resources Police said the crash happened in Sinepuxent Bay in an area off Grays Creek Drive in the Berlin area, The Daily Times reported. Two personal watercrafts were traveling close together at a high rate of speed when they collided, sending one watercraft and its rider airborne, police said.

One man, identified as Derek Salas of Silver Spring, was breathing when he was removed from the water, but he was unconscious, police said. He died on the way to the hospital, police said.

The other person involved in the crash was not named.