Orange County city puts lid on jetpacks

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Updated: 6/25 9:49 pm

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city has temporarily put the lid on jetpacks after residents complained about noise and possible injuries.

The Orange County Register reports that jetpack flight companies won't be able to obtain permits to operate in the Newport Beach harbor for the next six months. One existing company can continue operations.

The moratorium was approved Tuesday and takes immediate effect. City councilman Keith Curry says it will give the city time to develop safety regulations.

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

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