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Grant County Sheriff's Office
Sunday May 12th, 2019 :: 08:22 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Woman dies after tragic jet-ski accident near Blue Heron Park.

Near MOSES LAKE, Wash. (12May2019) – A Des Moines, Washington woman has died after injuries sustained in a tragic jet-ski accident near Blue Heron Park yesterday. The accident occurred at approximately 5:00pm. The victim has been identified as Adra-Ann Rice, age 27. Her eight-year-old daughter, riding with her at the time of the collision, was not seriously hurt. 
 
The operator of the other jet ski was a 17-year old male relative of the victim, also from Des Moines. He was not seriously hurt.
 
According to witnesses, Adra-Ann Rice was riding a jet-ski with her daughter when it was struck by the other jet ski. At the time of the collision, bystanders at the park immediately entered the water and rendered first aid to the three victims until emergency services arrived on scene. All three were transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake where Rice later died. 
 
The collision remains under investigation with GCSO. 
 
Sheriff Tom Jones said, “Our hearts hurt for this family. On behalf of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, we extend our deepest sympathies to them during this excruciatingly difficult time. I hope that our community will also share the same sentiment by offering comfort as they try to deal with their sudden and tragic loss.”
 
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Sharon Palmerton
Public Information Officer
spalmerton@grantcountywa.gov
509-760-6314

Address/Location
Grant County Sheriff's Office
35 C St NW
Ephrata, WA 98823

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 509-754-2011
 

Address/Location
Grant County Sheriff's Office
35 C St NW
Ephrata, WA 98823

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 509-754-2011

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