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    Woman rescued from Boyd Lake in Loveland after breaking leg in wakeboarding accident – Loveland Reporter-Herald


    Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald

    A Boyd Lake State Park ranger boat approaches the dock at the marina with a patient who broke her leg in a wakeboarding accident Wednesday afternoon at Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland.

    Loveland Fire Rescue Authority rescued a woman who broke her femur in a wakeboarding accident at Boyd Lake State Park on Wednesday afternoon.

    Battalion chief Eric Klaas said the fire department was dispatched at 2:07 for a call of a person in the water with a broken leg. Firefighters and Thompson Valley EMS responded to the scene, and Boyd Lake State Park rangers assisted.

    Two swimmers from the fire department got into the water with the patient to stabilize her leg and help her get into a ranger boat about 20 minutes after being dispatched, Klaas said.

    The incident is a reminder of the importance of wearing a life jacket when out on the water, Klaas said. Because the woman was wearing a life jacket, she was able to stay afloat and stay safe until help arrived.

    “If she wouldn’t have been wearing a life jacket, it could have been a different outcome,” he said.

    Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald

    Loveland Fire Rescue Authority firefighters wait on the dock to help as a Boyd Lake State Park Ranger boat brings a patient to the dock to load her into a waiting ambulance Wednesday afternoon at Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland.