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Mishawaka woman injured by personal watercraft while sitting on beach

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - A woman was hit buy a personal watercraft Saturday while sitting on Michigan City Beach.

Indiana Conservation officers are investigating the incident that occurred just after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators believe a five-year-old climbed aboard a personal watercraft and pushed the ignite button, gripping the throttle. 

This cased the watercraft to accelerate toward shore, hitting Cherletta Chipps, 60, of Mishawaka.

Chipps was sitting in a lawn chair of the water's edge.

The Mishawaka woman received a serious injury to her right foot and was transported to Francis Health Hospital.

Michigan City Police and Fire assisted.

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