Woman Injured Riding Personal Watercraft Near Grant

By  //  July 15, 2012

Not Life Threatening

BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – A woman was injured Sunday afternoon while riding a personal watercraft in the Indian River near Grant.

Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard County Fire Rescue said a woman was injured Sunday while riding a personal watercraft in the Indian River. (Image by Ed Pierce)

Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard CountyFire Rescue said the accident happened about 12:50 p.m. near Channel Marker 36 by Grant-Valkaria.

He said dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a cell phone reporting a boating accident involving a personal watercraft.

The caller told the dispatcher that a female had sustained injuries after being thrown from personal watercraft.

Paramedics from BCFR Station 87 in Grant-Valkaria and Station 86 in Barefoot Bay responded to the scene, Taylor said.

Marine units from Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene, but Taylor said they ultimately were not needed.

Paramedics were taken to the patient by a privately owned boat that was in the area.

Taylor said the female patient was found in chest deep water and they performed a thorough evaluation.

Rescuers and the patient were transported back to the shore where she was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne for treatment.

Taylor said her injuries were not considered life threatening.