Jet ski explosion sends teenager to the hospital

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 19:04:24-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A jet ski explosion sent a teenager to the hospital Sunday afternoon. It happened on the water near the Indian Cove Resort campgrounds in Sandbridge at 12:20 p.m.

A retired firefighter and the husband of the campground manager jumped into the water to save 17-year-old Sean Amerman. Other firefighters and paramedics who were off duty and vacationing in the area also jumped in to help. A witness told News 3 she heard the explosion and saw a person fly up into the air.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department are investigating what happened and what caused the jet ski to explode out on the water. The jet ski has been removed from the water.

Amerman was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

Stay with News 3 for updates.