MATTITUCK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 14-year-old boy died while riding a personal watercraft in Peconic Bay on Long Island on Sunday.
Dominic Trionfo, of Middle Island, took his Jet Ski out in the waters off Mattituck and somehow made a wrong turn, crashing into the anchor chain of his family’s boat, his grandfather, John Martinelli, told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.READ MORE: Police: Gabriel Dewitt Wilson In Custody After Deadly Shooting At West Hempstead Stop & Shop
1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports
Trionfo had recently received his license and Sunday was the first time he went out on the jet ski alone, Martinelli said.READ MORE: 'Today's Verdict Is Not The End': Tri-State Area Officials React To Derek Chauvin's Conviction In George Floyd's Death
“He just made a mistake, it’s one in a million,” Martinelli said. “It’s an open bay and he made a wrong turn.”
Trionfo was pronounced dead at the hospital.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Counts In George Floyd’s Death
New York increased the minimum age for operating a personal watercraft in 2005 from 10-years-old to 14.