MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A St. Paul woman was injured Sunday when a Jet Ski exploded on the St. Croix River, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the sheriff’s office, police responded to a call just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday of a Jet Ski accident on the St. Croix River.READ MORE: 'It’s Just Heartbreaking': Prayer And Grief Highlight Vigil For Eli Hart
Fifty-year-old Scott Czaplewski, of Eagan, Minn., was traveling northbound on the river in the Jet Ski with Montez as his passenger.
When it began malfunctioning, Czaplewski refueled.READ MORE: Home Team: The Storied Career Of 82-Year-Old Umpire Bill Peterson
However, when Czaplewski tried to restart the machine after refueling it exploded, throwing him and Montez off, police said.
Czaplewski was uninjured.
Montez was taken to River Falls Area Hospital to treat injuries she sustained after landing.MORE NEWS: Man Cited After Being Caught Sunbathing Atop Elementary School Roof
The accident is still under investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.