The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed a fatal jet ski accident that has killed a young Port Coquitlam woman.
RCMP says the woman died Friday afternoon, just before 5 p.m., on the water after colliding with another jet ski, according to Global News.
Barb McLintock of The B.C. Coroners Service says investigation is ongoing into what went on before the accident.
“We are not ready at this point to suggest how the incident may have occurred or what might have happened just prior to its occurrence.”
Several tourists who were on the beach at the time told Global News that the incident occurred in front of the Holiday Inn on the north side of the Osoyoos Lake peninsula.
The other jet ski operator, 24-year-old New Westminster man, was found conscious while the woman was pronounced dead at the scene after both were knocked into the water, according to Global News.
RCMP continue to investigate to determine if any criminal charges are warranted.
McLintock says other details including the victim’s identity may be made available in the coming days.