- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Newport Beach will allow wearers of water-propelled jetpacks to fly around its harbor, but with a set of tight restrictions.

The City Council voted Tuesday on an ordinance allowing one jetpack business to operate in the harbor and prohibit others. It also prohibits people using their own jetpacks in Newport waterways.

The move comes after a six-month moratorium on the extreme recreation activity imposed after residents complained about noise and possible injuries.

Jetpacks are typically worn like backpacks. They use pressurized water to lift users upward.


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