Water skiing accident in Mission Bay

Water skiing accident in Mission Bay
Posted at 10:05 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 13:39:27-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) - A 70-year-old man was found face down in the water unconscious this morning when lifeguards pulled him out of Mission Bay after an apparent boating accident, according to authorities.

The unidentified man suffered a head injury this morning before 8 a.m. and was face down in the water near Fiesta Island ``for a few minutes,'' San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jose Ysea said.

Lifeguards sped to the accident and pulled the man from the water, stabilizing him aboard the private boat involved in the accident, Ysea said.

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The man was unconscious but breathing when he was pulled from the water, and initial reports said he regain consciousness and was talking with his the lifeguards a few minutes later.

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The lifeguards took the man to shore on Fiesta Island, where paramedics then took him to UCSD Medical Center, Ysea said. The extent of his injuries are unknown, and lifeguards are investigating the cause of the accident.


CNS contributed to this report.