UPDATE: 11-year-old girl has life-threatening injuries from watercraft accident

Baldwin County

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE: Alabama Law Enforcement Marina Patrol say the child airlifted to Sacred Heart in Pensacola was not expected to survive the night but “is still hanging on.”

A family from Tennessee rented six WaveRunners and were riding near Bear Point, when a 16-year-old tried to spray another watercraft that a man and his 11-year-old daughter were riding.

The 16-year-old hit their WaveRunner. The man suffered minor injuries to his arm, and the 11-year-old received life-threatening injuries, according to ALEA Marine Patrol.

The 16-year-old, who was riding with a 9-year-old, were not hurt. They immediately went to go get help.

First responders performed CPR on the 11-year-old girl before she was airlifted to Sacred Heart.

The family was on vacation near Fort Morgan.

The accident is still under investigation.

Original story

Two people were injured in a personal watercraft accident east of Pirates Cove in Josephine. At least one of them was a child.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a male and a female are hurt.

One child was airlifted to Sacred Heart in Pensacola.

It appears those involved are related to each other, according to ALEA.

News 5 will continue to follow this developing story.

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