New Prague man recovering from neck injuries in diving accident

A 23-year-old New Prague man is hospitalized at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, recovering from spinal injuries suffered in an accident at his parents’ lake cabin June 11.

Chris Hirdler, the son of Dale and Jayne Hirdler of New Prague, was at his parents’ cabin on Lake Volney, near Le Center, when, according to his mother, he did a belly flop into the lake from the dock. Apparently, his head struck the lake bed and he broke his neck at the sixth vertebra.

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