Swimmer injured at Top Bridge Park
One man was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon after being injured at Top Bridge Regional Park.
Witnesses said the man had just jumped off a rock at the popular swimming hole on the Englishman River when a second swimmer jumped on top of him, landing on his head.
The injured swimmer was helped out of the water and to the safety of a ledge before a rope rescue team from the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene.
The swimmer, who complained of numbness in his neck as a result of the incident, was strapped to a back board and hoisted to the top of the cliff, before being loaded into an ambulance and taken to hospital as a precaution.