Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kuna man, 55, clinging to life after Indian Creek floating accident

A 55-year-old Kuna man is clinging to life after falling in the water Sunday, Aug. 17, while floating Indian Creek with a group of friends.
Police and paramedics were dispatched to the Indian Creek Greenbelt near the skatepark around 4:30 p.m., Sunday, for a report of a drowning.
Witnesses said the man, whom police are not identifying, entered the creek with a group of friends on inner tubes at Stroebel Road, according to Ada County Sheriff’s Lt. Kody Aldrich. At some point, the man became separated from his group of friends, who made their way back up the creek looking for him, Aldrich said.
His friends spotted the man unresponsive underwater in Indian Creek near the skatepark, pulled him out and called for help, Aldrich said.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the man without a pulse, unresponsive and not breathing. Deputies began performing CPR until paramedics arrived. The man was transported to St. Luke’s, Meridian, where he was on life support Monday, Aldrich said.

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