Sioux Falls man charged in fatal jet ski accident on Lake Madison

December 26, 2023

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–A Sioux Falls man has been charged with Reckless Operation of a Boat in an incident that happened on Lake Madison in July.

Forty three year-old Kent Duncan was charged after the jet ski he was driving hit and killed 13-year-old Emily Gorman of Sioux Falls last Fourth of July weekend.

Court documents indicate that on July 3rd, Duncan’s jet ski was traveling over 35 miles per hour when he struck Gorman after Gorman fell off a tube being pulled by another jet ski. Gorman died as a result of her injuries.

The case was investigated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks, and South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

Duncan’s initial court date is set for January 18th.