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Cannon student killed in PWC accident

July 22. A rising 9th grader at Cannon School ​passed away after a jet ski accident on Lake Norman ​​Sunday. She attended Davidson Day from 4th through 7th grade, and last year enrolled at Cannon School as an 8th grader.

Cannon will open the Cindric Performing Arts Center Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m., for  counseling and support​, including advice for parents.​

​Cornelius Today is not disclosing her name at this point.​ She was an only child.

A team of counselors will be present to help students who are struggling as well as parents who need guidance on how to help their children. Davidson Day and Cannon families are invited to participate.

Four ​young ​people were involved in the accident​. Two jet skis​ apparently​ collided​ ​in open water off the tip of Peninsula Cove Lane in The Peninsula about 4:30 pm Sunday.

​The town fireboat was close by training and First Responders were on scene quickly.

A truck from Fire Station No. 2 arrived simultaneously and they began CPR. A crew from Fire Station No. 1 assisted with patient care due to the severity of the injuries.

It’s unclear exactly what happened but there were “patients In the water.” The fireboat went to investigate and found two other​s​ on a sailboat, one was uninjured.

The fireboat transported them to Kings Point Marina where they met a crew from Huntersville Station No. 2 as well as Medic.

Firefighters assisted Medic with transporting the patient to CMC. Cornelius Police ​did not release any information.

​NC Wildlife Resources, which is ​handling the investigation, said a report could take days if not weeks to prepare.