At approximately 4:30 p.m. Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police, and Environmental Police responded to a jet-ski crash in Boston Harbor off Malibu Beach in Dorchester. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
The investigation indicates that the victim, Curtis Raper, 43, of Dorchester, was riding a jet-ski when he crashed into a sailboat that was stationary and attached to a mooring.
At the time of the crash, the victim was accompanied by three male friends. A witness reported that the four men were taking turns riding two jet-skis.
The incident was investigated by Troopers from the State Police-South Boston Barracks and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, and the Massachusetts Environmental Police. The State Police Marine Unit and Boston Police also responded to the scene.