One injured in Bass Lake jet ski collision

The collision of two jet skies on Bass Lake at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday sent one male with moderate injuries to Saint Agnes Hospital via the SkyLife I helicopter.

According to Madera County Sheriff Office Public Information Officer Cmdr. Bill Ward, the accident happened near the Pine Slope day use area, about a quarter mile east of The Forks Resort.

First responders placed the victim on a backboard while still in the water before placing him in a boat that took him to the The Forks dock. From there he was transported to the helicopter that had landed at a clearing at the west end of the lake.

The accident victim, not identified at this time, suffered rib and leg injuries.

The driver of the second jet ski escaped injury.

Staff Report