Today’s Asbury Park Press reports that two personal watercraft collided in mid-air on the Navesink River in Fair Haven Monday afternoon, injuring one of the operators.

Both riders had jumped the wake of a boat when they crashed, the Press reports.

From the story:

Walt Graczyk, 42, of Keyport suffered injuries to his arm, chest and abdomen and was taken by Fair Haven First Aid Squad to Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, he said. The other man, who was unidentified, was not injured, he said.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 4:13 p.m., but by the time responders arrived, the two watercraft operators had been picked up by private vessels, according to Fair Haven Fire Chief Larry Hartman.

One of the operators, whom State Police identified as Graczyk, was brought to the dock at the end of Holly Lane and taken to Monmouth Medical Center, Hartman said.

The Fair Haven Fire Department’s Marine Unit and dive team assisted State Marine Police and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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