By Michael Ullery
July 12, 2014
PIQUA - Piqua firefighter/paramedics and Piqua police officers went into the Great Miami River to rescue an injured jet skier on Saturday evening.
Emergency personnel responded to the river, near Garnsey Street in Piqua just after 7 p.m. on the report of a jet skier who hit a cement wall and was in the water.
When they arrived on the east (Shawnee) side of the river, they found a companion of the jet skier in the water assisting the injured man.
Firefighters and police officers managed to get the injured man back onto his jet ski and float him approximately 70 yards upstream to a spot where they could get him onto a backboard. He was then carried over the levee to a waiting ambulance.
CareFlight was immediately called upon EMS arrival and Piqua medics transported the man to Upper Valley Medical Center where CareFlight was waiting to transfer him to a Dayton hospital. The mans name has not been released and the extent of his injuries are not yet known.