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Stay Out Stay Alive Fatal Accident Summaries
for 2006


August 20, 2006

A 21-year-old North Jersey woman who was a passenger on a personal watercraft in a flooded Carneys Point, N.J., gravel pit died August 20 in what police described as a freak accident. The woman, identified as Arana Sylvia, of Elizabeth, N.J., was riding the watercraft about 3 p.m. in a body of water behind an old asphalt plant on the Pennsville-Auburn Road.

Carneys Point Police Detective Sgt. Robert DiGregorio said the woman, who was wearing a life jacket, fell off the watercraft and suffered internal injuries from the fall that caused her death. She did not drown, he said. The accident occurred on private property that had been used illegally for years as a local swimming hole. (Source: The News Journal)