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John Wernowsky, 51, and son Jake Wernowsky, 10, killed in jet-ski accident at Wildlife Resource Commission Boat Ramp in Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:04pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

Father, son die after jet ski hits fishing pier off North Carolina coast

The incident prompted the pier to be closed until further notice, according to authorities. The names of the victims have not been released.

Coroner's office identifies victims of jet ski accident in Sunset Beach

According to officials, John Wernowsky, 51, of Acworth, Georgia was driving the jet ski that hit the pier at the Sunset Beach Wildlife Resource Commission Boat Ramp. His son Jake, 10, also passed away from injuries suffered in the crash. The family was at Sunset Beach on vacation when the accident happened.

People Involved: 
John Wernowsky
Jake Wernowsky

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