LANSING, Iowa - A Waukon man was injured Wednesday afternoon, June 10, 2015, when the jet ski he was operating on the main channel of the Mississippi River collided with another jet ski near Lansing.
The jet ski operated by Jeremy Wicks, 21, collided with a jet ski being operated by Paul Wagner, 30, of Waukon at approximately 4:30 p.m. Both Wagner and a passenger on his vessel, Alyssa Petersburg, 24, of Waukon, were uninjured.
Wicks was transported by ambulance to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon then airlifted to Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI, where he was being treated for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries to his head and neck. Wicks was thrown into the water by the force of the collision, but remained conscious. He was pulled from the water by Wagner and Petersburg.
All of the occupants had the required safety equipment including life jackets and alcohol was not a factor in the collision, according to DNR Conservation Officer Jerry Farmer. The incident remains under investigation by the DNR.