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Published: Sunday, 6/17/2001

Water-skiing accident puts man in hospital

A man was hurt seriously last night in a water-skiing accident on the Perrysburg Township side of the Maumee River between the Maple Street dock in Perrysburg and the Ohio Turnpike bridge, authorities said.

The man, whose name was unavailable, was flown to Medical College of Ohio Hospitals after spending at least 10 minutes floating in the water, Perrysburg Township police Sgt. Ed Stribrny said.

The man, who had his daughter by his side keeping him afloat with the help of two extra lifejackets, could not move and complained about having hardly any feeling in his extremities, Sergeant Stribrny said.

The accident, which occurred about 8:10 p.m., remains under investigation.

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