Copper Canyon

Individuals prepare to jump from Copper Canyon’s Jump Rock during Memorial Day weekend in 2010.

A man was injured and nearly drowned Sunday afternoon after he jumped from a rock formation at Copper Canyon, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. According to a news release, the male victim did several flips in the air as he jumped into the water, but was knocked unconscious on his way down. He was recovered from the water by an onlooker, and he soon regained consciousness. He was treated and taken to shore by boat by the San Bernardino County Fire Department. He was then taken to Havasu Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

The accident comes about three weeks after a teenager was killed at Copper Canyon in a similar jumping accident. In that accident, Kason R. Adams jumped into the water and didn’t resurface.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Unit issued a reminder Sunday about the dangers of cliff jumping and urged the public to always wear a personal flotation device in the water.


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Keep on jumping and the Canyon will be again closed. Perhaps a jumping from this rock can kill you sign would help!

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