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17-year-old hospitalized after Lake Mead wakeboarding accident

Updated July 2, 2018 - 6:48 pm

A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital on Monday after a wakeboarding accident at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Just after 12:30 p.m., the boy injured his neck after hitting a wave while wakeboarding near the Narrows in Lake Mead, according to park spokeswoman Christie Vanover.

His family was able to get him out of the water and aboard their boat before heading to Callville Bay Marina, where National Park Service rangers and paramedics treated him before he was airlifted to University Medical Center. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Vanover said.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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