Brooklyn Center Man Dies from Injuries Barefoot Water Skiing
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified this week a Brooklyn Center man who died in a recent water skiing accident.
The medical examiner says 69-year-old Paul Oman died Sept. 12 from “injuries sustained while barefoot water skiing.” The incident happened on Twin Lake in Brooklyn Center. Oman was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital, where he later died.
According to his obituary, Oman was training to participate in the 2022 World Masters Barefoot Championships in San Marcos, Tex., prior to his death. Oman also performed with the Twin Cities River Rats water ski show team for more than 25 years, his obituary stated.
Oman has won numerous championship medals and is the reigning world record holder for barefoot jumping in the men’s 7 division with a distance of 7.8 meters (25.6 feet), the obituary read.
A celebration of life for Oman took place Sept. 28 at Saint Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis.