Worker injured while testing flyboarding equipment at Sylvan Lake, Sunday

A Central Alberta man was seriously injured after testing flyboarding equipment over Sylvan Lake on Sunday afternoon.

A Central Alberta man was seriously injured after testing flyboarding equipment over Sylvan Lake on Sunday afternoon.

Sylvan Lake RCMP arrived at the lakeshore at about 12:45 p.m. to find an injured man being treated by emergency workers.

The man, who worked for a local flyboarding rental business, was testing equipment that uses jets of water to lift and propel operators up into the air, over the lake. He fell about three metres into shallow water.

Cpl. James Allemekinders said the flyboard operator suffered a spinal-cord injury after plunging, head-first, into only about a metre of water.

He was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with a broken back, but Allemekinders said the injured man is expected to make a full recovery.

Occupational Health and Safety is investigating.

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