Sean Kingston faces $30,000 fine after upsetting Miami’s sea cows

Singer's jet skiing accident reported to have upset Florida's underwater wildlife

Sean Kingston could face a fine of up to $32,500 (£20,000) after local authorities confirmed that they were investigating whether his jet skiing accident had upset local wildlife.

Kingston suffered a broken jaw, fractured wrist and water in his lungs after crashing into a bridge on his jet ski in Miami last Sunday (May 29) and has since been recovering in hospital. His condition has steadily improved and he is now said to be awake and fully conscious.

Miami, where the incident occurred, has strict laws protecting local manatees, or sea cows as they are more commonly known. These laws state that water users can not cause a wake, or sea turbulence, in areas populated by manatees and those who do face hefty fines.

According to TMZ, the damage from Kingston‘s incident will have almost certainly caused a wake to occur and if investigators find he is likely to have disturbed the area’s manatees, he will be fined up to $32,500.

Kingston‘s passenger, Cassandra Sanchez has also confirmed this week that she will not be pressing charges against the singer over the incident.