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14-Year-Old Dies After Bay Jet Ski Accident

Dominick Trionfo had just earned his boating license, Newsday reports.

A Middle Island 14-year-old died Sunday in a Jet Ski accident in Peconic Bay, Southold Police said.

Dominick Trionfo was piloting the Jet Ski in the waters outside of Mattituck when around 1:55 p.m. he struck the line of a boat anchored in the bay. He was rushed ashore, treated by Mattituck Fire Department Rescue workers and transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

According to Newsday, Trionfo was out on the bay with relatives when he hit the anchor of his family's boat. It was the teen's first time operating the Jet Ski since earning his state boating license.

Trionfo was a freshman at Longwood High School.

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BOB PALADIN May 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM
terrible news ...sorry
Cherryl Bradley May 21, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I am so sorry...my hearts breaks for his family.

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