Skier res­cued af­ter fall­ing through lake ice

The Tribune (SLO) - - News / Obituaries -

A he­li­copter crew res­cued a skier who fell through ice on a lake in the Cuya­maca Moun­tains east of San Diego.

The San Diego County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment says the in­ci­dent hap­pened at mid­day Sun­day at Big La­guna Lake.

A sher­iff’s he­li­copter spot­ted the skier strug­gling to keep his head above wa­ter in the mid­dle of the lake. The he­li­copter crew pre­pared a flota­tion res­cue de­vice and then flew over the man and low­ered it to him.

The man grabbed the de­vice, and the he­li­copter was able to drag him about 75 yards to shore.

The man was flown to a hospi­tal.

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