The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in a hit-and-run boating collision last summer that left a teen with life-threatening injuries.

Alec Medina, then 15, was operating a jet ski at Bartlett Lake on August 5, 2017, when he collided with a boat.

The boat, which was said to be occupied by a man and a woman, left the area after the collision, according to Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez.

Alec suffered from multiple severe injuries, but other lake-goers helped the teen until officials arrived. His mother told the Sheriff’s Office that the teen was hospitalized for 51 days before his release, Enriquez said.

The Sheriff’s Office is holding a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide further details about the arrest.


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