A 51 year-old male has pleaded guilty in relation to a ski tube accident which resulted in a New Zealand man he towed to be flung into an exposed tree stump on Saturday, February 18 2017.
The Shepparton man pleaded guilty to a charge of culpable navigation under the influence causing grievous bodily harm by impact. That was after a second charge of aggravated culpable navigation was withdrawn by Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer Abram Meredith in Albury Local Court last week.
The New Zealand man, believed to be in his early 30s, suffered extensive brain and other injuries that left him in intensive care in Melbourne’s Alfred hospital for three weeks.
The Shepparton man now faces sentence at the District Court sittings to start in Albury on May 14.