Cedar Bluff Fire Department and Cherokee EMS responded to the dead end of Summer Place Drive, in Cedar Bluff on Saturday afternoon to a reported jet ski accident which led to the jet ski catching fire and the occupants ending up in the water.
The call came in to Cherokee 911 around 12:30 PM. Once Cedar Bluff Fire arrived on-scene they discovered the jet ski was on fire about 100 yard out in the lake and the operator and passenger had already made it to a pier nearby.
Both were evaluated by Cherokee EMS. Firefighters were able to get the jet ski to a nearby boat ramp and extinguish the fire.
According to Cedar Bluff Fire Chief Shawn Rogers both the operator and passenger were wearing their life jackets and escaped the accident without injury. Chief Rogers stated that, “this just goes to show the importance of wearing your life jacket while operating watercraft on the lake”.
This accident is being investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agencies Marine Police Division.