Man in hospital with 'serious injuries' after jet skis collide on Loch Lomond

Man in hospital with 'serious injuries' after jet skis collide on Loch Lomond

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after two jet skis collided on Loch Lomond.

Police Scotland was alerted to the collision at about 7.35pm on Saturday and the Loch Lomond rescue boat was dispatched.

Family and friends hauled him on to the island of Inchmurrin with the assistance of Loch Lomond National Park staff.

He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow, where police said his condition remains "serious but stable".

Loch Lomond is the most expansive body of water in the British Isles and Inchmurrin is the largest fresh water island.

A bulletin on the Loch Lomond rescue boat website states: "Crew paged at 7.41pm on July 23 2016 by Police Scotland.

"The crew proceeded to the station and were advised of a male in the water who had been involved in a collision near to Inchmurrin island, sustaining serious injuries.

"The crew launched immediately and proceeded to the scene.

"Arriving on scene, the male was found to be still in the water suffering various injuries and been assisted to stay afloat by two persons in the water and with the assistance of the park authority staff.

"The rescue boat crew then assisted in carefully removing the male from the water before taking over treatment and immobilising the patient.

"Coastguard rescue 999 arriving on scene and was able to land on Inchmurrin island, with the assistance of the park authority transferred the male to that location where we continued to fully immobilise him on our vacuum mattress and give further medical treatment.

"After a period of time the male was taken to the helicopter and loaded on board before being flown to Glasgow for further treatment.

"Crew stood down after replenishing our used equipment at 8.50pm."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We got a call at around 7.35pm on Saturday to report that a man had been injured in the collision of two jet skis.

"He was assisted by friends and family who managed to get him on to Inchmurrin island, and he was airlifted to Glasgow Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition."


More in this Section

Total UK deaths involving Covid-19 passes 50,000Total UK deaths involving Covid-19 passes 50,000

Hong Kong and Beijing hit out at foreign critics over Chinese actionsHong Kong and Beijing hit out at foreign critics over Chinese actions

Tributes for retired police captain killed during street protestsTributes for retired police captain killed during street protests

Food insecurity increases in Burkina Faso amid Islamic extremist activityFood insecurity increases in Burkina Faso amid Islamic extremist activity


Lifestyle

Kim Sheehan is an opera singer from Crosshaven, Co Cork, and is this year’s recipient of the Jane Anne Rothwell Award from Cork Midsummer Festival.A Question of Taste: Cork opera singer, Kim Sheehan

Developed in Ireland by Dublin-based indie gaming house Dreamfeel, If Found follows university graduate Kasio as she returns to Achill, Co Mayo, from the big city.'If Found' is a nice discovery for Irish video-game scene

B-Side the Leeside: Cork's Greatest Records - Giordaí Ua Laoghaire tells Don O’Mahony about the offbeat outfit who created some of the most innovative music on the Irish scene in the 1990sB-Side the Leeside: Ciddy Hall - A quirky slice of creativity

More time indoors is a chance to consider how we buy for our homes without being slaves to fleeting trends, writes Carol O’CallaghanMore time at home offers a chance to consider how we buy for our interiors

More From The Irish Examiner