Teen airlifted to hospital after tubing accident

Posted at 7:13 PM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 19:14:33-04

PORTER TWP. Mich. — A teen suffered a head injury while tubing with friends  Sunday at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke tells FOX 17 a group of friends were tubing on Shavehead Lake when the teen and one other person fell off. The 15 year-old from Illinois struck his friend’s shoulder with his head in the fall.

The young man went back to a dock where Cass County Marine deputies gave him first-aid until emergency medical services could arrive. He was air-lifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital for his injuries.

Cass County Marine deputies patrolling Shavehead Lake credit Porter Fire Department, SEPSA EMS, and Parkview Samaritan’s Medical Helicopter for their assistance.