Wildlife Officers Urge Caution After Deadly Jet Ski Crash

BURKE CO., N.C. – We’re learning more about a deadly crash on Lake James in Burke County.

Edward Muniz and Hsaing Tak Tong were riding jet skis when they crashed around 10 on Thursday night.

Tong died in the crash.

Muniz faces charges for Felony Death by Impaired Boating.

WCCB Charlotte went out on Mountain Island Lake with Wildlife Officers to find out more on how to stay safe.

Officers say it is illegal to ride a jet ski at night.

“They don’t have lights. They’re not supposed to be out on the lake at night. They’re not made for it,” says Officer Sampson Parker.