Man in critical condition after jumping into Connecticut River

Both Longmeadow fire and police departments responded to the accident

LONGMEADOW (WWLP) – A 35 year old man is in critical condition after he jumped off a boat into the Connecticut River.

Longmeadow Fire Captain Andrew Fraser told 22News they got a report of a man who jumped from a speed boat into shallow water.

It happened at about 3:30pm Sunday afternoon just south of the Pioneer Valley Yacht Club. The man sustained serious head and neck injuries.

Longmeadow Fire and Police jumped in a rescue boat and we able to pull the man to shore, at which point he was loaded into a waiting ambulance and rushed to Baystate Medical Center.