TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal Jet Ski Accident in Lyon County, KY
Date of News Release: 05/29/2006
(Lyon County, KY) - At 0752 hours this date (5/29/06), KSP Post 1 Mayfield received a call about a body floating in Kentucky Lake near Pisgah Bay. It appears that Mr. Wade Thies was on his jet ski on Kentucky Lake and was coming out of a bay and failed to see some rocks out from the bank. Mr. Thies skidded off one rock making him airborne off of the jet ski.
Both operator and jet ski struck another large rock head on. Mr. Thies was found by some boaters this morning. He was pronounced deceased by the Lyon County Coroner and the investigation is continuing.
Detective Steger was assisted at the scene by Kentucky Department Fish and Wildlife, the TVA police and the Lyon Coroner Office.