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Police on scene of PWC accident in Cornelius

More than a half-dozen emergency boats were on scene at 6:15 pm

Sept. 9.  UPDATED 8:30 pm. One person has died after a late-afternoon jet ski accident off Island Forest Drive.  Fire officials at 8:30 pm confirmed the body was recovered.

Police asked boaters and residents to stay clear of the area.

At 6 pm, a Cornelius official confirmed the drowning.

Sonar and a remote operated vehicle were deployed.

At 6:30 pm there were between six and eight fire and rescue boats on the scene at the tip of Island Forest near Pinecrest Place, as well as multiple emergency vehicles on land.

Island Forest is off Bethel Church Road 1.5 miles from West Catawba.

The victim was identified as Jonathan Keaton, 32, of Statesville.

First responders, both on the water and on land, are in the area near 2302