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A female college student is in critical condition after her throat was cut by a string in a freak jetskiing accident near Lianyungang, Jiangsu province.
The 21 year old, surnamed Zhou, was riding jetskis with three classmates on May 4 when the accident happened, according to the Yangtze Evening News.
A source told reporters that the girl was riding a jetski at high speed when she ran into the string of a “water walking ball”, cutting her neck and causing her to have trouble breathing. Her friends screamed for help, and the girl was soon rushed to hospital.
According to doctors, Zhou’s heartbeat stopped for almost 10 minutes, but she was revived by hospital staff. She remains in intensive care.
Local authorities issued the following statement after the incident:
4 May, 15.09: Tourist surnamed Zhou in Suma Bay riding motor boat, the waves are big, accidentally fell into the sea, afterwards sent to hospital for first aid, due to the timely rescue, injured more stable.
(Note: Shanghai Daily’s version of this story identifies the vehicle the girl was riding as a ‘speedboat’ and said she suffered injuries to her bronchia rather than her trachea, both appear to be mistranslations)