Thursday, March 14th 2019
Buffalo, N.Y. – Three people were taken into custody after allegedly crossing Lake Ontario on jet ski in an attempt to illegally enter the United States.
Prosecutors say the operator, Wanderson Dos Santos Freitas, tried pushing the jet ski away from the shoreline and tried restarting it before it began smoking. Prosecutors say he eventually walked across the ice to the shoreline and was taken into custody.
One of the passengers, Angelo Valentim-Zuccolotto of Brazil, also eventually crossed over the ice, prosecutors say. The second passenger, Andria Raposo-Marte of the Dominican Republican, reportedly had to be rescued by inflatable boat after she did not get off the jet ski.