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Virginia man dies following jet ski accident at Lake Gaston

Posted July 7, 2012

— A 39-year-old man from Virginia died Friday afternoon following a jet ski accident at Lake Gaston in Halifax County, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission said Saturday. 

The two vehicles collided around 11:30 a.m. near Hamlin Creek, officials said. Marcus Jeffrey, of Virginia Beach, Va., was taken to Halifax Regional Medical Center, where he died around 2 p.m. 

Dan Sanderlin, 37, the man operating the other jet ski, was charged with reckless and negligent operation of a motor boat. 

It wasn't clear what caused the collision, but no other injuries were reported.

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  • halfpint1552 Jul 9, 2012

    People with jet skis think they own the lake and drive very wreckless. I wish they would learn to pay attention to other boats and slow down in congested areas.