Teen Dies After Hitting Head on Wakeboard

Posted on Jun 29, 2011
A Rock Hill teenager has died after hitting his head in a wakeboarding accident over the weekend. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said that John Clinton, 19, was wakeboarding in the Dutchman Creek portion of Lake Wateree on Sunday when the accident happened. Clinton fell while wakeboarding and hit his head on the board. Clinton had previously hit his head in another boating accident earlier last week but did not seek treatment for that injury. After hitting his head Sunday, he climbed back on the boat and then became unresponsive. A medical helicopter picked up Clinton and flew him to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The Coroner's office is working to determine whether or not the previous head injury contributed to the cause of death Sunday.

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