(Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office via KPTV/Portland)
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old Salem, Ore., man, tried to execute a back-flip dive off some rocks at the remote Three Pools Recreation Area Tuesday but missed the water 25 feet below, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.
Sheriff's Lt. Chris Baldridge said Mason Young was taken to the Salem Hospital on Tuesday with serious injuries.
The spokesman says bystanders and then fire crews and law enforcement officers from seven jurisdictions helped in the rescue at Three Pools Recreation Area on the Santiam River.
The area southeast of Salem is in the Willamette National Forest.
The Salem Fire technical rescue team and the Army Air National Guard both helped get the man to a waiting airlift helicopter.