Southern 80 skier airlifted with non life-threatening injuries

By Riverine Herald

A WATERSKIER has been airlifted to hospital with non-critical injuries after falling off Tantrum during the Southern 80.

Competing in the Stock 6 Litre Expert class on Sunday afternoon, the incident occurred around 1.30pm on the Murray River, near Deep Creek Marina in Perricoota.

It is not known what injuries skier Gary Croft sustained, but Moama Water Sports Club president Steve Shipp said they were not life-threatening.

“A skier came off, and it was thought best to airlift him out, rather than drive him,” Shipp said.

“He has been taken to hospital for further tests to be conducted. It’s nothing major but he needed more tests to be done and we didn’t want to take the road.”