Nov 152013

Authorities were called to the scene of two emergencies at Lake Pleasant Saturday afternoon.

In the first incident, a California man was injured trying to help his daughter.

According to a Peoria Fire Department spokeswoman, an inner tube was attached to a boat and the inner tube started to blow off the boat.

Amanda Jacinto said the girl got her arm stuck in the rope and her father tried to get the girl.

In the process, his hand got caught in the rope and part of his hand was severed. He reportedly severed several fingers.

He was airlifted to a Valley hospital. His injury is serious but not life threatening, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after this incident, an approximately 36-year-old man began to struggle in the water.

Firefighters helped get him to shore. According to MCSO, the man was disoriented and spitting up water.

He was also taken to a Valley hospital by helicopter for treatment.

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