A Cobram man is recovering in Royal Melbourne Hospital after an incident at Thompsons Beach near Cobram this month.January 25, 2013 4:45am
A Cobram man is recovering in Royal Melbourne Hospital after an incident at Thompsons Beach near Cobram this month.
The Cobram Courier believes the man sustained multiple fractures to his left ankle after jumping into the river.
He was taken to Goulburn Valley Base Hospital before being transferred to Melbourne for further treatment.
He remains in a stable condition.
Life Saving Victoria communication manager Holly Bennett reiterated the importance of inland water safety.
‘‘Our key message is to always look before you leap,’’ she said.
Checking for hazards — including rocks, debris and tree branches — is essential to preventing accidents in the river.
Ms Bennett said spinal injury was always a concern at Life Saving Victoria and unfortunately occurred far too frequently in river accidents.
‘‘Prevention is the most important thing as there is no cure for spinal injury,’’ Ms Bennett said.
She said awareness was vital.
‘‘Also be aware of recent floods in the area — this can change the condition of the river,’’ Ms Bennett said.
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