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1 Dead following jetski accident on Oneida Lake

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is reporting that one person died following a jetski accident on Oneida Lake. The Sheriff's Department said that In the water off of Drive 17 a father& son were involved in a boat accident

Posted: May 24, 2020 6:22 PM

VIENNA, N.Y. --- The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is reporting that one person died following a jetski accident on Oneida Lake. The Sheriff's Department said that In the water off of Drive 17 a father& son were involved in a boat accident. The Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol responded to scene the to investigate.

After investigating they found that  Ajay Aggarwal, 63 from India has died after riding on a rented jet ski with his son, Nikunj Aggarwal, 31 of Jersey City NJ. The two were riding on a 2019 Sea Doo Spark Jetski when they fell off into the water.

The driver, Nikunj was able to get back onto the Jetski but his father, Ajay was not successful and when he attempted too, the Jetski flipped over putting Nikunj back into the water.

Witnesses on shore were able to get into a boat and get to the males pulling both on board. The incident is still under investigation and no citations have been issued. Both males did have life jackets on at the time of the incident.

Assisting on scene were members of the Cleveland Fire Department and North Shore Ambulance. The Onondaga County Medical Examiners Office responded to the scene and an autopsy will be completed.

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