Sanford man killed in boating crash on Toddy Pond

Officials with the Maine Warden Service say a Sanford man was killed on Toddy Pond in Orland when the boat he was on crashed into a jet ski. According to officials, 26-year-old Ryan Conary was travelling with friends and family around 1 p.m. when the boat was struck from behind by a jet ski operated by a 17-year-old girl who was also part of their group. Conary was on the back of the boat with several others, dangling their feet in the water when the crash happened. Officials say Conary and several others were hit by the jet ski and thrown into the water. Conary was not wearing a life jacket and his body was recovered about 90 minutes later, after several local fire and emergency agencies responded to the incident. A 13-year-old boy who was wearing a life-jacket was injured in the crash and transported to Maine Medical Center with leg, head and possibly internal injuries. There were 13 people aboard the 23-foot boat at the time of the collision. The Maine Warden Service is still investigating the crash. A post on the Orland Fire Department’s Facebook page called the incident a “tragic boating accident” and a “tough afternoon for a lot of people.” This story will be updated.

Officials with the Maine Warden Service say a Sanford man was killed on Toddy Pond in Orland when the boat he was on crashed into a jet ski.

According to officials, 26-year-old Ryan Conary was travelling with friends and family around 1 p.m. when the boat was struck from behind by a jet ski operated by a 17-year-old girl who was also part of their group. Conary was on the back of the boat with several others, dangling their feet in the water when the crash happened.

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Officials say Conary and several others were hit by the jet ski and thrown into the water. Conary was not wearing a life jacket and his body was recovered about 90 minutes later, after several local fire and emergency agencies responded to the incident.

A 13-year-old boy who was wearing a life-jacket was injured in the crash and transported to Maine Medical Center with leg, head and possibly internal injuries.

There were 13 people aboard the 23-foot boat at the time of the collision. The Maine Warden Service is still investigating the crash.

A post on the Orland Fire Department’s Facebook page called the incident a “tragic boating accident” and a “tough afternoon for a lot of people.”

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This story will be updated.