Bronx man drunk on Jet Ski crashes into 8-year-old swimmer at Jones Beach — victim airlifted to hospital

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A Bronx man drunk on a Jet Ski crashed into an 8-year-old girl out for a swim at a popular Long Island beach — and she had to be airlifted to a hospital, officials said Sunday.

Anthony DeJesus, 30, was arrested at Jones Beach Field 10 in Nassau County Saturday after allegedly crashing into the girl in the water about 7:30 p.m., Nassau officials said.

DeJesus was riding with a friend on separate Jet Skis when he struck the young swimmer, authorities said.

The victim was airlifted to Cohen Children’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

DeJesus, who was riding a yellow 2020 Yamaha WaveRunner, remained at the scene and was held by New York State Parks Police until Nassau County Police arrested him at 9:15 p.m.

He is charged with operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol, operating a vessel while intoxicated, reckless operation, riding a vessel over 5 mph within 100 feet of shore and operating a personal watercraft without a safety certificate.

He was arraigned in Nassau County Criminal Court Sunday and released without bail.

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