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Plawniowice. The 51-year-old jumped headfirst into the water. He walked out on his own, with one broken vertebra in his thoracic spine

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A 51-year-old man was knee-deep in water. At one point he jumped on his head. He hit his head on the sandy bottom and his back cracked. He pulled himself together, got out of the water on his own, approached the lifeguard and said that his spine hurt. His limbs are already numb – describes the president of WOPR in Gliwice. A medical helicopter took the man to the hospital. Diagnosis: broken thoracic vertebra.

On Sunday around noon, a 51-year-old man with a sore back approached a lifeguard from the Volunteer Water Rescue Service on Lake Pławniowice (Rudziniec commune, Gliwice district). The paramedic took him to the medical point, where a spinal injury was diagnosed.

The Air Rescue Service was called and the 51-year-old was transported to the Trauma Center in Sosnowiec.

The man jumped headfirst into the lake, and the ambulance took him awayYour Gliwice

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– On Sunday around noon, a patient came to us through the Medical Rescue Service, who suffered an injury as a result of jumping into shallow water. After the diagnosis, it turned out that he suffered a fracture of one vertebra of the thoracic spine – says Tomasz Świerkot, spokesman for the Sosnowiec Trauma Department.

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“He hit his head on sandy days and his back cracked”

The man was knee-deep in water. At some point, he jumped on his head – Bogdan Kozłowski, the president of WOPR in Gliwice, describes the accident.

It’s hard to explain why the 51-year-old acted this way. To Kozłowski’s knowledge, he was sober. – It was very hot, the water temperature – 22 degrees plus – he says. Jumping into the water is prohibited in the entire bathing area. The man was outside the bathing area. As the president of WOPR says, standing knee-deep in the water, one cannot assume that a meter further will be a safe depth for a head-on jump.

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He hit his head on the sandy bottom and his back cracked. He pulled himself together, got out of the water himself, approached the lifeguard and said that his spine hurt. His limbs were already numb, Kozłowski reports.

Fortunately, the accident turned out to be harmless. As Świerkot says, the 51-year-old’s injury did not require surgical intervention. The patient is expected to leave the hospital this week, a trauma spokesman said.

Nevertheless, Kozłowski warns: – I don’t know the water – I’m going in, I’m not jumping.

Main photo source: Your Gliwice



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