Driver Killed in Jet Ski Crash on Cedar River

By Adam Carros

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A Cedar Rapids man died in a personal watercraft crash on the Cedar River Wednesday night.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources confirmed 53 year-old Michael Paulsen of Cedar Rapids died. His brother, 56 year-old Gary Paulsen, was treated and released at the hospital.

Investigators say the two brothers crashed while riding jet skis on the Cedar River Wednesday night near Ellis Harbor. The cause is still under investigation.

Another man on a jet ski found the men in the water and pulled Michael Paulsen to shore with the help of boaters. Paulsen was unconscious when he reached shore.

Cedar Rapids Firefighters rescued his brother and took him to the hospital.
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