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Water skier injured at Buffalo Springs Lake

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A man was water skiing at Buffalo Springs Lake Saturday when a jet ski came behind him and hit him. Witnesses say the man on the jet ski failed to stop after he hit the skier.

Certified lifeguard Tiffany Standard and her friends saw the incident happen on a nearby boat and helped rescue the man. "As a lifeguard of four years," said Standard, "I just jumped in and with the help of these guys, we pulled him in and got in on the boat."

Standard asked the man his name, age and if he knew where he was.  She said he knew all of those things, but did not remember the accident.  He had a gash on the back on his head and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Witness Dyana Thomas said she spotted police interviewing the man who hit the victim and heard him deny any wrongdoing.  Police are still investigating the incident.

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