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Visitor killed in boat crash off Key West

A New Jersey woman was killed Monday while on a personal-watercraft tour off Key West.

Kim Jiyoon, 34, of Palisades Park was operating a Waverunner in Man of War Harbor, on the Key West gulfside, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported.

Jiyoon slowed down but another rider in the Fury Watersports tour struck the back quarter of her vessel, knocking her into the water.

She was unconscious when pulled from the water. Rescuers attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Jiyoon was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center but she did not survive.

“Basically, she slowed down and another Waverunner didn’t,” FWC spokesman Officer Bobby Dube said.

Julien Trayno, 32, of Cattenom, France, was listed as the operator of the second PWC.

The investigation was continuing at press time.

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