Quail Creek wakeboarder falls, transported to hospital with injuries

Quail Creek State Park law enforcement responders answered a call of a man injured in a wakeboarding accident, Hurricane, Utah, August 18, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

HURRICANE — A wakeboarder at Quail Creek State Park was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after falling off the board he was riding.

Boaters on the north ramp of Quail Creek State Park, Hurricane, Utah, August 18, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News
Boaters on the north ramp of Quail Creek State Park, Hurricane, Utah, August 18, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

The 25-year-old’s friends reported to park law enforcement that they had seen him fall down on the wakeboard he was riding and had to pull him back into the boat they were in, said Laura Melling, Sand Hollow Complex Park Manager (who also oversees Quail Creek State Park). They then took him to the north boat ramp to meet responders.

The man complained of back pain and some shoulder pain, Melling said, but they were unsure what had caused his injuries.

There was nothing in the water for him to hit, she said, so he may have twisted or pulled something as he fell.

Hurricane Fire and Ambulance Department’s Emergency Medical Service unit transported the injured man to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Melling said. He was conscious and alert when he left the park and his injuries did not seem to be life-threatening.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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