First responders rescue man from river at Rock Park

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Updated: 7/28/2014 9:27 pm
SPARKS, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A scary situation unfolded at Rock Park in Sparks on Monday. First Responders were called out for a river rescue at around 2:45 p.m. when a man dove into the Truckee River head first and hit a rock.

When medics arrived, bystanders had already pulled the man out of the water. Luckily, the man avoided major physical injury and was conscious and talking. REMSA transported the man to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Sparks Fire Department reminds people to never dive into the river, especially since the river levels are low due to drought. "We probably never recommend it because you can never see what's underneath the water," said Battalion Chief Jim Reed. "So, if you jump in, feet first. At least it's not going to be your head.

Those out enjoying the river are also reminded to supervise children and to wear life jackets while in the river, as to avoid dangers and river rescues in the future.
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