A group of reckless Romeos on jet skis prey on topless women in the Queens surf like sharks circle tuna — and the results are sometimes just as bloody.
Last week a young woman was left in a coma after she was picked up by a stranger off Rockaway’s topless Fort Tilden Beach.
Beachgoers say the wooing waverunners are increasing in number and audacity along the Rockaway peninsula, and at some other city beaches. The combination of booze, bikinis, buffed-up bros on powerful machines zooming around bathers in the shallows — with almost no enforcement — has created a dangerous tide.
In the horrific Monday afternoon incident, four men steered their Sea-Doos close to the shore where they beckoned the dozens of half-naked bathers to climb aboard, witnesses and officials told The Post.
One 27-year-old Queens woman and her three girlfriends jumped onto the watercraft for what they thought would be a joyride.
But as one of the speedy vessels collided with a wave, the woman was flung off the back, knocked unconscious, and hit by the 40-mph water propulsion, rupturing and irreparably damaging her colon, Sgt. David Somma of the US Parks Police said.
The would-be lothario pulled the limp woman from the choppy Atlantic and hauled her back to the beach, where he called 9-1-1.
“I was swimming around when I looked over and the water was suddenly filled with blood,” said beachgoer Christopher Rich, 32. “The girl’s body was like a rag doll and her face was pale as a ghost.”
With no lifeguards patrolling the Gateway National Recreation Area beach, the jet-skier got back on his watercraft and fetched lifeguards from nearby Jacob Riis Park.
The pretty young marketing consultant was taken to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition and placed in a medically induced coma, authorities said. She awoke Thursday, but remains hospitalized.
The watercraft was impounded and the US Park Police are investigating.
Rich, who was at the beach with his girlfriend, said he knew the “waverunners were bad news the minute I saw them.
“They were fooling around doing doughnuts to show-off way too close to us and it made me really uncomfortable,” he said. “Then, I saw them waving at the girls saying ‘Come on!’ I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was disturbing.”
Other beachgoers spotted the same activity at Riis beaches the same day.
“They were speeding really close to shore right by a topless woman,” said Stefano Giovannini, who called 9-1-1 for fear they would run someone over.
The show-offs also sped dangerously close to other female swimmers.
“For me the big issue is that there’s no enforcement,” he said.
Authorities said since Fort Tilden is a “swim at your own risk” beach — which is marked with signs — it’s not normally patrolled by park workers or officers.
Somma insisted, “the jet skiers are not any kind of problem.”
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