One of the jet ski crash victims after being pulled from Mission Bay. Photo: OnSceneTV

Two Japanese tourists were injured Sunday in a jet ski collision on Mission Bay, an official said.

The crash, reported shortly before 5 p.m., involved two rental jet skis with two riders on each, according to Andy Lerum, lifeguard lieutenant for the City of San Diego.

At some point the jet skis collided, sending two riders into the water with injuries.

Good Samaritan boaters were able to pull the males from the water and lifeguards were called.

The victims suffered serious leg injuries and were being checked for hypothermia, Lerum said.

Both were evaluated for transport to a local hospital; their immedidate condition was unknown, according to reports from a videographer at the scene.

The other two jet skiers involved in the collision — also Japanese tourists — were not injured.

One of the jet skis sustained significant damage in the crash, Lerum said.

It’s unknown if any of the riders were cited by authorities.

–Staff

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