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Injured man airlifted after dive at Frog Woman Rock

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:43 p.m.

A man suffered head injuries and broke his hands and wrists after diving off a rock into the Russian River near the Mendocino-Sonoma border, fire officials said.

The man and three friends had driven to the end of Cominsky Station Road to a popular swimming hole near Frog Woman Rock, formerly called Squaw Rock, said Chief John Bartlett with the Hopland Volunteer Fire Department.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the man dove from a perch about 30 feet above the water and hit a rock under the surface, Bartlett said.

He got himself to shore, and was alert but in extreme pain when fire paramedics from Hopland and Cloverdale arrived, Bartlett said.

They put the man onto a back-board and carried him up to the road. A CALSTAR regional air ambulance flew the man to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. His name wasn’t available late Monday and his condition unknown.

—Julie Johnson

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