Concerns about safety in the water have been raised recently after deadly crashes involving jet skis.
The most recent was in Middletown on the Connecticut River after a 34-year-old man was killed after colliding with a boat.
Before that, in Lyme, a man was killed after hitting a dock.
Because of those recent incidents, families are being urged to take precautions.
Many of the crashes have occurred on the weekend when more people are out on the water, and the crash involving the jet ski and boat is still under investigation.
"Occasionally you will have someone that is not doing the right thing, but that is everywhere," said Dorothy Whited.
She said she hopes when her 14-year-old son Lance rides his new jet ski, he will be careful.
"He knows," she said. "He knows and he's very careful. He's aware of his surroundings and he's very cautious."
Lance took a required jet ski safety course, and just two days ago, his uncle bought him his very own jet ski.
But after the crash on the Connecticut River, water safety concerns are on most people's minds.
The 34-year-old Meriden man died on Monday after the crash over the weekend.
"You have to be careful," Lance said. "Those things go 57 miles per hour so you need to be careful."
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