21 year-old pop star Sean Kingston was involved in a jet ski accident in the early evening on Saturday May 29 in Miami.

With very little information available to the public, here is what we know for sure.

  • Alcohol is NOT believed to be a factor in the accident
  • Kingston was with an unidentified female passenger
  • The accident occurred around 6pm
  • Kingston crashed into a bridge connecting Palm Island and the MacArthur Causeway in Miami, FL
  • Sean and his companion were rescued by a good Samaritan and transported by Miami FD to Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • He was initially listed in critical condition

A statement from Sean Kingston’s representatives stated that “Sean Kingston was in a accident today. No further details are available at the moment. He and his family thank everyone for the well wishes.”

As Summer approaches, we caution fans of DC nightlife and everyone in the area to exercise caution when out on the water. Here are some safety tips from jetski.com for those of you who plan on jet skiing this season.

  • Don’t operate a boat or other Jet Ski watercraft if you have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. It’s dangerous and illegal.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch for people in the water and other boaters.
  • To avoid injury, turn off the engine when individuals are in the water.
  • Don’t stand in or on a vessel while it is in motion.
  • Minimize distractions while driving a watercraft, just like you would as a car driver.
  • Don’t overload the vessel. Always secure loose items in the boat.
  • Watch the oil, temperature and other gauges for signs of problems.
  • Check the engine compartment to see if the battery is secure and the cables are tight. Check fuel lines for leaks or signs of wear or cracking.
  • Check the vessel’s fire extinguishers to make sure they are not expired.
  • Miami-born, raised in Jamaica, the grandson of a Reggae great, Sean spent parts of his youth in prison (age 11 for breaking and entering) and living in a car (while his mother served time for identity fraud). Through the struggle the young star was able to shine through and show the world his unbelievable talent. Making waves with his 2007 hit ‘Beautiful Girls’, Kingston went on to drop ‘Me Love,’ ‘Fire Burning,’ and ‘Face Drop,’ co-write fellow Miami singer Jason Derulo’s ‘Watcha Say,’ and discover Iyaz.

    He has upcoming releases with DJ Khaled, Bow Wow, T-Pain, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, Akon and Dr. Dre. He recently released ‘Eenie Meanie’ with Justin Bieber, who has been very vocal about his support to #prayforseankingston as has fellow Caribbean pop collaborator Nicki Minaj.

    Kingston and Bieber have a mixtape slated for release this year.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sean Kingston’s family and hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.

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