Montana man breaks both legs when bridge jumper lands on him

Clark Fork River

MISSOULA, Mont. A Montana man who was trying out river tubing ended up with unexpected injuries when a bridge jumper landed on top of him.

KECI-TV reports that Andy Hill of Missoula suffered broken legs and torn ligaments in his knees due to the man's impact.

He and his wife were floating under a bridge on the Clark Fork River near East Missoula Sunday when the accident occurred.

"Suddenly I had intense pain and I was under water," Hill said. "Somebody had jumped off the bridge and landed on me."

As the man swam Hill to shore, he kept apologizing. The man's friend helped him as well.

Hill suffered broken bones in both lower legs and a cracked fibula in his left leg and will likely spend the rest of the summer in a wheelchair or on crutches.

Authorities say the man who jumped could be charged with criminal endangerment.