Crime & Courts

Police: Man assaulted in Rock Hill, dumped at Lake Wylie boat landing

A man who was airlifted with life-threatening injuries from a Lake Wylie boat landing is believed to have been assaulted at Rock Hill home before he was dumped near the docks, authorities say.

York County deputies were called to Allison Creek boat landing just before midnight Friday, where they found the 48-year-old Rock Hill man lying on the ground, bleeding from his head, according to a sheriff’s report. The victim told deputies he knew who assaulted him, but it was unclear how he had gotten to that location.

A witness told deputies he saw a dark late model SUV parked at the boat landing, and the victim being thrown out of the vehicle before it left the scene. The witness called 911 and told the victim help was on the way. The injured man tried to stand and walk away but fell to his back.

After interviewing the victim’s wife, it was determined the incident took place in the Rock Hill Police Department’s jurisdiction.

Rock Hill officers say the man had “severe” lacerations and swelling on his head and face. He was airlifted with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the man was assaulted at a home on Keels Avenue. No arrests have been made, and the case remains under investigation.

The victim’s medical status was not available Monday.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala