A few more details have emerged about the man hurt while jumping from the Sandwich Boardwalk on Saturday, June 22. The man was flown by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital, with complaints of loss of sensation and movement below his waist.
While police have not released his name, he has been identified as a 41-year old from Mansfield.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene around 8 PM when the injury was reported. Deputy Police Chief Michael Nurse said that the 41-year-old man had jumped feet-first into the water. The point where he jumped was about 15-feet above the water, he said.
The jump occurred at a time roughly four hours after high tide.
After the man jumped, bystanders were able to pull him from the deep water into a more shallow area where paramedics were able to stabilize him. He was then taken by ambulance to the former Henry T. Wing School where a medical helicopter landed and brought him to Boston.
Fire Chief John J. Burke said that this is the first spinal injury to occur from jumping off the Boardwalk in his memory.
As of Tuesday afternoon, he said that he is still waiting to hear from the hospital as to the man's current condition.