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Jet ski death 'accidental'
Ripon racecourse lake
The accident happened on Ripon racecourse lake
A man killed following a collision between two jet skis died accidentally, an inquest has ruled.

Simon Cave, 38, of Gleadless, Sheffield, suffered fatal multiple injuries in the crash on a lake at Ripon racecourse, in North Yorkshire.

Mr Cave died in hospital a few hours after the accident on 7 June.

The inquest at Harrogate Magistrates' Court heard that the other jet ski involved in the crash was being ridden by Mr Cave's friend Paul Morrisroe.

The two men had been riding alongside each other when the engine of Mr Cave's machine stalled after he had spun his jet ski.

Mr Morrisroe said that water spray made him unable to see his friend in front of him before the collision occurred.

North Yorkshire coroner Geoff Fell, in recording a verdict of accidental death, said he believed that communication problems between the two riders had led to the collision.

Jet skier killed in collision
10 Jun 03  |  North Yorkshire

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