facebook
twitter
search
search

Cliff jumper hospitalized with head injury

July 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM

OTTAWA, July 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Canada said an unconscious man pulled from the Ottawa River near Victoria Island apparently hit his head while cliff jumping.

Paramedics said the 28-year-old man was pulled from the water by witnesses before a water rescue boat arrived with a paramedic Thursday, and the man was transported to the Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

The man told rescuers he had been attempting a frontal flip from a cliff when his head apparently hit the cliff during the fall. He said he could not remember anything in between his jump and being brought to shore.

The man was being treated for head injuries and possible neck and lower extremity injuries, officials said.

"They're just taking precautions not for everyone to get hurt. I guess that's the smart thing to do," Daniel Lacourciere said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Semi truck jumps 166 feet at Evel Knievel Days
Sheriff's lieutenant to unidentified thief: 'Look at me son, I'm talking to you'
Plane rocked in strong wind during Netherlands landing
Man facing charges for petting the cougars at Ohio zoo
Coolest pug of the summer beats the heat, snores in his pool