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Sean Kingston Condition Stable in ICU After Accident; TMZ Tracks Down His Rescuers

Sean Kingston, the Broward County-born 21-year-old singer behind pop hits like "Fire Burning," is now in stable but critical condition, according to his publicist, Joseph Carozza. Kingston was Jet-Skiing with a female passenger early Sunday evening near Palm Island when he lost control of the craft, slamming it into the island's bridge. 

Although Kingston's exact condition was unknown yesterday, his rep confirms that he remains in ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital, to whose Ryder Trauma Center he was taken after the accident. He may not have made it that far, though, if it weren't for two Good Samaritans in a nearby boat who took Kingston and his passenger aboard.

Yesterday, TMZ tracked down the boaters, a Coast Guard member named Jonathan Rivera and his friend Jimmy Vega. Rivera told TMZ he heard Kingston and his passenger call out to him:

Rivera says the two people on the jet ski were trying to hold Kingston up, but they were struggling to keep his head above water. Rivera says Kingston's size was a problem for them, as his life vest had come off.

So Rivera says he jumped in the water and noticed Kingston was "puking up blood out of his mouth."

Rivera says he wrapped his arms around Kingston and held on to the jet ski to help keep Kingston's head above water. Rivera said Kingston was "convulsing and throwing up blood all over me" -- but said he didn't notice any head trauma. 

Rivera tells us he held onto Kingston for about 15 minutes, until a police boat finally arrived. Rivera says he doesn't think he could have held on much longer than he did. 

Rivera says when help arrived, he told Sean he was going to be OK. He says Kingston repeated back to him, "I'm going to be OK." 

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Arielle Castillo
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