Brief: Police warn after scary injury at Williamson’s Lake

A 36-year-old Harrison Hot Springs man was airlifted to hospital in Kamloops on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28 after a diving mishap at Williamson’s Lake.

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Williamson's Lake is a popular swimming hole located inside city limits that is open to the public. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

A 36-year-old Harrison Hot Springs man was airlifted to hospital in Kamloops on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28 after a diving mishap at Williamson’s Lake.

Revelstoke RCMP say the man dove into a shallow part of the lake and apparently hit his head on a rock.

The man seriously lacerated his head and required the help of his friends to make it back to shore.

Fire and paramedic workers responded to the man, who was having difficulty breathing and was experiencing numbness in his arms and legs.

The man was treated in hospital here before being flown to Kamloops for further treatment.

Revelstoke RCMP are asking everyone to be careful in the water.

“The Revelstoke RCMP cannot stress enough the importance of being aware of your surroundings, especially when jumping into water,” said Revelstoke RCMP Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a media release.

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