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Swimmer injured at Top Bridge Park

Rescuers lift injured swimmer to safety at Top Bridge Park Tuesday. - Neil Horner photo
Rescuers lift injured swimmer to safety at Top Bridge Park Tuesday.
— image credit: Neil Horner photo

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.

 

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