SHASTA LAKE — A woman water skiing in Lake Shasta was hurt when a ski boat hit her Friday evening.
Medical staff taking her to the hospital said the woman, who was conscious, suffered lacerations to her face and an injury to one of her fingers in the crash.
A dispatcher reported the collision about 6:30 p.m. near the Holiday Harbor marina.
This makes it the fourth incident on the water over the Fourth of July weekend.
One of them landed a Redding woman in the hospital with ‘severe injuries’ after she got swept Thursday afternoon into ACID diversion dam. The woman had been floating with three friends on three “pool/lake” inflatables they tied together and launched on the Sacramento River at the Caldwell Park boat ramp, police said.
Police are not identifying the woman because of the severity of her condition
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Later that evening, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about 6:15 p.m. of a “very intoxicated” boater, this time near the Bridge Bay gas dock on the lake.
Deputy Ray Hughes said his office stopped 31-year-old Robert Callahan, of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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When a deputy asked Callahan to get into the patrol boat for a sobriety test, Callahan took off his hat and life vest and instead jumped into the water, Hughes said. Once Callahan had gotten about 50 yards away, Hughes said he asked the deputy to pick him up.