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Rescue personnel respond to a Jet Ski accident that killed a Georgia man and his son Friday afternoon at the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Fishing Pier in Sunset Beach.
Man, son die in Sunset Beach Jet Ski accident

By Laura Lewis and Lindsay Kriz

Staff Writers

SUNSET BEACH — A Georgia man and his son died after their Jet Ski struck the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Fishing Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach on Friday afternoon, May 27.

The Brunswick County Coroner’s Office said John Wernowsky, 51, of Acworth, and his 10-year-old son, Jake, died of blunt force trauma injuries. Efforts to revive them after their watercraft struck the pier about 2:15 p.m. were unsuccessful.

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