MIAMI, FL—June 7, 2011 – Eight days after a violent jet ski crash landed singer Sean Kingston in the hospital with critical injuries, the Miami-born musician’s publicist told reporters he took his first steps and was now breathing on his own. According to information provided by CNN, Kingston had water in his lungs and broke both his jaw and wrist after crashing his personal water craft (PWC) into a Miami Beach bridge on May 31.
While Sean Kingston, 21, remained hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital, his condition was upgraded to “serious” as he began to walk and breathe on his own again. According to sources, it will likely take the singer six weeks to recover from the injuries he sustained in the Miami boating accident.
Authorities from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) told reporters Kingston was operating his Sea Doo jet ski off Miami Beach when it crashed into the Palm Island Bridge. Kingston’s life vest reportedly fell off on impact.
Witness Jonathan Rivera, who was boating with his wife at the time, contended, “I pushed him up, and he was vomiting what seemed like water, and then there was some blood coming out.”
Kingston was rushed to Jackson Memorial’s intensive care unit in critical condition following the jet ski wreck. Cassandra Sanchez, 23, was also riding on the jet boat when it crashed. She was hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries in the crash.
Though it was not clear what caused Kingston to lose control of his jet skia full investigation into the injurious boating accident was expected to be underway.
Twenty-two percent of 4,730 recreational boating accidents reported during the year 2009 involved personal watercrafts, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) suggest. Furthermore, boat crashes resulted in 736 fatalities that year.
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