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Danes ponder license for jet skis after fatal crash

Denmark's government wants to introduce a license for riding jet skis after two American students were killed in a crash earlier this month in Copenhagen's harbor.

Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen says it also would look at some kind of identification of jet skis, like a registration plate.

Pape Poulsen spoke Wednesday after a meeting to discuss measures to be taken after the fatal crash. A bill has not been crafted yet but a Parliament majority is likely to back it.

On May 6, a jet ski crashed into a boat filled with American students, killing two. A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated manslaughter.

Current rules say recreational watercraft cannot be used closer than 300 meters (330 yards) from the coast.