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Officials warns of dangers after man is critically injured at Rimrock Lake

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RIMROCK, Wash. -- A Selah man is critically injured after diving into Rimrock Lake Thursday night.

It happened around 9: p.m. witnesses say he dived head first into the water. The 28-year-old hit his head on a rock, which was only a few feet below the surface.

In the winter, when the lake is empty you can see the hazards.

"It's just another hole in the ground there's tree stumps in there, rocks and just a river running through it really," said AJ Lakey, boater.

Witnesses performed CPR as sheriff deputies arrived. The accident happened near the Peninsula Campground and the man was airlifted from the Tieton Air Strip to Memorial Hospital.

The Sheriff's Office wants people to remember how dangerous local lakes and rivers can be.

"I know it's not really that deep of a lake except for in the middle. So you never know what's going to be down there," said Lakey.

The Sheriff's Office is not releasing the man's name per the families request, but says he's currently in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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