Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

Park Staff Save Life Of Seriously Injured Man

August 12, 2008, 8:02 am
On August 5th, park staff received a report that a 75-year-old man had fallen into a boat from his dock and required medical assistance for possible neck and back injuries. The accident occurred at a remote water access only area along the U.S./Canadian border near the Kettle Falls hotel. Rangers quickly responded, using a concession-operated portage to transport their boat around the Kettle Falls dam and to the scene of the accident. Kettle Falls staff, park maintenance staff, and interpretive and protection rangers worked together to provide C-spine stabilization.