Jun 04,2007 00:00
The quick-thinking and courage of a friend and a bystander who jumped into the waters of the Sandy River in Dabney State Park on Sunday evening to save a 23-year old Seattle man who was injured while diving have been credited with likely saving the injured man’s life.
Gresham and Corbett Fire Department personnel and deputies responded to the scene. Ramos regained consciousness and according to witnesses appeared to have numbness and lack of feeling from his chest area down.
Ramos was taken by ground ambulance to Springdale, and then flown by LifeFlight to OHSU hospital. His condition was not immediately available for release, deputies said.
Deputies say no drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident that occurred in an area where numerous injury accidents and deaths have occurred in past years. In 2006 alone, deputies investigated one diving death and one swimming death in the area.