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July 25, 2014

Man critically injured in accident at Cheney Lake

A man was in critical condition Friday following a near-drowning at Cheney Lake, Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson said.

A man was in critical condition Friday following a near-drowning at Cheney Lake, Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson said.

The man, who is in his 70s, was windsurfing behind a boat when the accident occurred, Henderson said. A 911 call was made around 11:40 a.m. Friday. Emergency responders revived him, Henderson said, and transported him to a hospital in critical condition.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is still investigating the accident, Lt. Scott Hanzlicek said. The cause is unknown.

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