Swimmer injured at Top Bridge Park

Parksville Fire Department hoists injured swimmer to safety

Rescuers lift injured swimmer to safety at Top Bridge Park Tuesday.

Rescuers lift injured swimmer to safety at Top Bridge Park Tuesday.

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.