Jet ski accident in Manhattan: Man killed, woman swam to safety

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A 23-year-old New York City man died in a tragic jet ski accident off lower Manhattan late Saturday while a 22-year-old female passenger swam to safety, authorities said.

The pair had started the doomed jet ski ride from Hoboken, New Jersey before they fell off at 7:20 p.m. the man was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed on the Hudson River when the jet ski flipped.

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