Dorchester man, 43, dies after crashing Jet Ski into moored sailboat

43-year-old man dies after crashing Jet Ski into sailboat off Dorchester beach

BOSTON — A 43-year-old Dorchester man died after crashing his Jet Ski into a sailboat Sunday afternoon in Boston Harbor, state police said.

The victim, Curtis Raper, was riding a Jet Ski off Malibu Beach in Dorchester when he crashed into a sailboat that was attached to a mooring around 4:30 p.m., officials said.

Boston police, state police and a marine unit all responded, and Raper was pulled to shore after he was found unresponsive. He was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later died, according to a statement.

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Officials said in a statement that a preliminary investigation found Raper was “accompanied by three male friends,” and witnesses told police the group was taking turns riding two Jet Skis.

It’s unclear what led Raper to crash.

The investigation into the cause remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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