RICE -- A Rice man was air lifted to the hospital after a diving accident Monday night in Benton County.

The incident happened at about 5:45 p.m. on Little Rock Lake. Sheriff Troy Heck says 22-year-old Mark Kruger and his father were boating on the lake when their motor broke down.

Kruger decided to swim to shore to get help and dove head first into the water.

The boat was in about two feet of water when Kruger dove in, and hit his head on something under the water, causing him to lose all movement in his legs and limited movement in his arms.

Kruger's father jumped into the water to help his son until medical assistance arrived.

Kruger was taken to shore and air lifted to North Memorial Hospital. He remains in stable condition.