NYC man, son die after watercraft accident

A New York City man and his young son havedied after the personal watercraft they were riding hit a dock.

Nassau County police say 5-year-old Christopher Gopaul diedearly Sunday at a hospital.

Investigators say his father, 42-year-old Roopnarine Gopaul of Jamaica,Queens, lost control of the watercraft and struck a dock in CrookedCreek in Lawrence. He was pronounced dead at a hospital about anhour after the accident.

A relative says family members spent Sunday comforting Gopaul?s wife and daughter. Residents who heard the crash broke apart the dock to try to help save Gopaul and Christopher.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

AP wire services contributed to this article.

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