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8-Year-Old Swimmer Hit by Alleged Drunk Boater at Jones Beach State Park

The boy is expected to survive his injuries, the details of which weren't immediately made clear by police

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A Bronx man was arrested at Wantagh's Jones Beach State Park over the weekend for allegedly hitting an 8-year-old swimmer with his personal watercraft, which he is accused of operating while intoxicated, Nassau County cops said.

The boy was airlifted to a children's hospital after the vessel struck him in the Sloop Channel area of Jones Beach Field 10 around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. He is expected to survive.

Anthony DeJesus was arrested less than two hours after the crash. He is accused of operating a vessel while intoxicated, reckless operation of a vessel and other offenses.

Information on a possible attorney for DeJesus wasn't clear.

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