The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 81 - Aug 24th - Aug 26th Reports
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‘TAUNTON, Mass — A Taunton Pop Warner football player suffered a medical emergency during a practice on Thursday.’ [Emphasis added]
I understand Pop Warner football is for players from ages 5 - 16.
‘Taunton Pop Warner officials say the athlete who suffered the emergency is doing well and is in great care of medical professionals.’
‘An off-duty Berkeley firefighter and paramedic rushed out of the stands to perform CPR on the player. The player was taken to Morton Hospital before being flown to Mass General Hospital.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Sam Fender was forced to paused his headline performance at Leeds Festival several times tonight due to multiple medical emergencies in the crowd, with the singer telling the crowd to "calm down".’
‘Noticing one reveller required medical assistance from the mosh pit, he said on the mic: ‘We need some help over here, let’s stop.’’
‘Ever the kind soul, though, that wasn’t the first and only time Sam checked on his fans below.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Later on, the Seventeen Going Under vocalist once again asked: ‘Does someone need to get out? Can youse make a pathway to get them out.’’
Youse made a pathway and they got out. Other than that I have no idea what happened.
Are you ready to rumble?
‘WWE star Windham Rotunda better known by his stage name Bray Wyatt passed away on Thursday, August 24. He was 36. The wrestler was reportedly dealing with an undisclosed life-threatening issue. Wyatt was popularly known as 'The Fiend' and his last WWE appearance was at 2023 Royal Rumble.’ [Emphasis added]
‘His death was announced by Triple H in a tweet that read, "Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life Windham Rotunda - also known as Bray Wyatt - unexpectedly passed earlier today. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time.’
‘According to a report by TMZ, Bray Wyatt died of a heart attack. They quoted wrestling reporter Sean Ross Sapp, who says he spoke to the Rotunda family after the fatal medical emergency. Some reports also mentioned that Wyatt's illness was COVID-19, which had exacerbated an existing heart issue.’ [Emphasis added]
Whew. I thought it might have been the shots.
‘GLOUCESTER , MASS. (WHDH) - Emergency crews responded in Gloucester after a car slammed into an ice cream shop on Washington Street Friday.
The crash happened at Carl’s Cones at the corner of Washington Street and Grove Street and was caught on camera by nearby surveillance video.
The driver was taken to a hospital. The shop, officials said, was closed at the time of the crash because of rainy weather, meaning no one was inside.
“That’s good because they’re usually open all the time,” said neighbor Patrick Hunt.’
Astute observation, Patrick.
‘Video shared with 7NEWS showed the car involved in this crash first come around a corner before drifting off the road and smashing into the building.’ [Emphasis added]
‘“Obviously, it’s pretty insane when the ice cream place right next to you has a car through it,” Hunt said.’
Astute qualification, Patrick.
‘Belanger said the crash took out a structural corner of the building, requiring work to shore up the structure. Officials said both the ice cream shop and an upstairs apartment were off limits Friday afternoon as a result of the crash and the damage it caused.
While an investigation into the crash is ongoing, officials said the driver of the car may have suffered a medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Middle Road in Carisbrooke has been closed this afternoon (Friday) after Police and Ambulance crews were called to a medical emergency.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary are at the scene on Middle Road having been called at around 16:30 alongside colleagues from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.
It is understood that a medical emergency occurred causing a 2 vehicle collision and that 1 casualty has been assisted by paramedics and conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Pierson Boulevard is reopened in Desert Hot Springs after a fatal traffic collision at the intersection of Pierson Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
Desert Hot Springs Police Department officers responded to the area of Pierson Boulevard and Golden Eagle Way for a traffic collision involving two vehicles on Saturday morning around 9:53 a.m.
Officers said a 33-year-old resident of Desert Hot Springs was traveling westbound on Pierson Boulevard on Saturday morning in a silver Toyota Camry, approaching the four-way intersection at Golden Eagle Way, where a white-colored Honda Odyssey with a 40-year-old driver and 5-year-old passenger was stopped at the traffic light on westbound Pierson Boulevard and Golden Eagle Way.
Officers believe the driver of the Camry suffered a medical emergency before colliding into the back of the Odessey.
The driver of the Camry was found unresponsive on scene and transported to Desert Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The passenger and driver of the Odessey did not require medical attention.’ [Emphasis added]
‘An 88-year-old woman died in WellSpan York Hospital Friday morning, one week after being involved in a car crash in Manchester Township.
The York County Coroner’s Office says [the driver], of Manchester Township, failed to stop at a stop sign while driving near Kayla Boulevard and Stillmeadow Lane on Aug. 18, and hit another vehicle.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The coroner’s office believes [the driver] may have been experiencing a medical emergency when the crash happened because she was found unresponsive in her car, which came to rest in a ditch.
[The driver] was taken to WellSpan York Hospital where she died Friday.
No autopsy will take place, the coroner’s office says.’ [Emphasis added]
‘RANDOLPH, Vt. — A Florida man died on Thursday morning after suffering a medical event while driving in Vermont.
Vermont State Police said 82-year-0ld Robert Worthington of Punta Gorda was driving north on Interstate 89 in Randolph when a medical emergency caused him to veer off the roadway and into a group of trees beyond the shoulder.
EMS and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash, as well as the Dartmouth Hitchcock Advanced Response Team, by helicopter.
Worthington was later determined to be deceased. His passenger, a 76-year-old woman, was transported to Dartmouth Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.’ [Emphasis added]
‘WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- A man who went over a highway median, causing a multiple-vehicle crash that injured one, has died, police said[.]
John Melnyk, 75, of Oscoda, had a medical emergency while driving and crossed the median around 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, while exiting M-14 onto Ford Road, a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said. His car went airborne and struck three other vehicles, police said.’ [Emphasis added]
They always said we’d have flying cars.
‘A person in one of the vehicles hit was seriously injured, police previously said. Melnyk was taken to the hospital, but his injuries were unclear at the time, and he later died at the hospital, police said.’
‘It is unclear if Melnyk died from the medical emergency or from the crash itself, police said. A final cause of death will be determined after the completion of the medical examiner’s report.’ [Emphasis added]
‘NORTH HAVEN, CT — The North Haven Fire Department is mourning the loss of a longtime firefighter who died after suffering a medical emergency when he returned home from a 38-hour continuous shift, according to officials.’ [Emphasis added]
‘“Family members witnessed him collapse and immediately called 911,” officials wrote in the news release. “Units from North Haven Fire, Police and Nelson Ambulance responded to provide medical care. FF Desimone was transported to the Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead after resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.”’ [Emphasis added]
‘Desimone, 50, was a 23-year veteran of the North Haven Fire Department. Before being hired as a career firefighter, he started as a North Haven volunteer firefighter with the North East Volunteer Fire Company #4, according to officials.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A father of six was helping his son move into a dorm at Arkansas State University August 19 when he collapsed. Tragically, Jeremy Tillman of Russellville, Arkansas, died that day after experiencing a sudden medical emergency. Emergency personnel from the university attempted life-saving measures but could not restart Tillman's heart.
His fiancé, Elizabeth Goodson, spoke to KARK about the "traumatic" incident and how life will never be the same without him. She and Tillman shared a large, blended family who all loved him deeply. His death came just two months after the pair were engaged, and their plans are now just a dream.’ [Emphasis added]
‘His grieving fiancée recounted Tillman's collapse to KARK. "He came through the door, and he was in obvious distress," Goodson said. "He just had a very sudden medical event as we were moving things in. I guess he may have strained too hard."’
No good deed goes unpunished.
‘A police officer is in a serious condition after he was hit by a train while trying to save a distressed man who was on the tracks.
Nottinghamshire Police said officers were deployed to a residential area in Balderton, near Newark-on-Trent, just before 7pm on Thursday, over concerns for a man’s safety.
An officer was hit by a train on the East Coast Mainline near Bulpit Lane level crossing, while the man he was trying to help was electrocuted.’ [Emphasis added]
‘In a statement, BTP said: “Officers attended alongside paramedics, where one man was found to have sustained non-life-threatening electrocution injuries, and another man, a Nottinghamshire police officer, had sustained life-changing injuries and sadly remains in a critical condition. Both were taken to hospital where they remain. British Transport Police is continuing to make enquiries into the incident.”’
‘FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Three southeast Iowa officers are being recognized for their quick action in administering life-saving CPR to a patient suffering from a medical emergency.
Fairfield dispatchers answered the 911 call July 11. They learned the patient was having a medical emergency in a vehicle on Highway 34 as it bypasses Fairfield.
Jefferson County Deputies Tyler Rysdam and Nelson Torres Rodriguez and Fairfield Police Sergeant William Riegel were the first to arrive on scene and started performing CPR until paramedics arrived.
The patient was later taken to the Jefferson County Health Center and survived.’ [Emphasis added]
14) Mt. Bachelor zip line guest experiences fatal medical emergency; feature was closed Friday in respect
‘BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A guest on Mt. Bachelor’s ZipTour zip line experienced a fatal medical emergency Thursday afternoon, prompting a closure of the three-stage feature on Friday, out of respect for the family and resort workers, officials said.
"Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon around 3 p.m., a guest at Mt. Bachelor experienced a medical incident on the zip line and was pronounced deceased by the medical examiner," ski resort President and General Manager John Merriman said in a brief statement provided to NewsChannel 21.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A woman has died in a North Staffordshire 'medical emergency'. Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service were scrambled to Norfolk Road, in Kidsgrove, yesterday.
The alarm was raised at 5.19pm on Thursday, August 24.
StokeonTrentLive has approached Staffordshire Police for a statement regarding last night's tragedy and is still awaiting a response.
But West Midlands Ambulance Service has revealed it sent three ambulances to the scene. Three police cars were also sent to the scene.
An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a medical emergency at a private address on Norfolk Road at 5.19pm. Three ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
"On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman, who was in a critical condition. Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."’ [Emphasis added]
‘HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man died while on an Ewa Beach golf course Friday night, according to Honolulu Police officials.
Officials say emergency crews were called to the scene just after 8 p.m.
Authorities say the man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sources say he may have been involved in a golf cart crash, but it’s not known if he suffered a medical emergency beforehand.’ [Emphasis added]
‘NORTHUMBERLAND — The Northumberland County coroner said a Coal Township man died due to a medical emergency while he was fishing along the shoreline of the Susquehanna River early Wednesday.
Vincent A. Bubnis, 64, was pronounced dead after his body was discovered Wednesday along the river in Northumberland, Coroner Jim Kelley said.
Kelley said Bubnis was night fishing on the edge of the river when he suffered a cardiac event, then fell down the rocky bank to the river’s edge.
Bubnis did have prior medical conditions, Kelley said.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A flight from Delhi to Jabalpur made an emergency landing at the Jaipur airport, on Friday, after a medical emergency on board. The Jabalpur-bound flight, operated by Alliance Air, was diverted to Jaipur after a 52-year-old man fell sick mid air and his blood pressure started dipping.
The passenger complained of uneasiness after the flight took off from the Delhi airport this morning, according to Jaipur airport officials. The pilot had to make an emergency landing around 9.40 am, considering the man’s health condition, the officials added.
The passenger was rushed to a nearby hospital for further medical assistance and the flight subsequently took off for its destination, PTI reported.
The incident comes days after a flyer on board a Mumbai-Ranchi IndiGo flight died after vomiting blood. The 62-year-old passenger was suffering from chronic kidney disease and tuberculosis.’ [Emphasis added]
‘An international flight bound from Canada to Mexico was diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport on Saturday.
A spokesperson for the Sunport says Swoop Airlines flight 620 was heading from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico when a 25-year-old male had a medical episode. The man was taken off the aircraft and is at a local hospital. There is no word on his condition.’ [Emphasis added]
An update on the high school football player that collapsed a couple weeks ago. The details were sparse. Well, they still are sparse.
‘Burroughs-Love had to be resuscitated by the team’s medical staff and was later transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he spent the past week - first in the facility’s pediatric ICU and later its cardiac care center - undergoing tests and treatment.’
‘Burroughs-Love, who played during Heritage’s first defensive series the night of the incident, came off the field after Booker T.’s lengthy touchdown drive in the first quarter. The two teams were getting ready to resume play with 4:49 remaining in the first quarter when he collapsed, prompting the game to be stopped.’
‘According to a report by NBC6, Burroughs-Love suffered a seizure on the sideline that caused his heart to stop.’ [Emphasis added]
A seizure that caused his heart to stop. Holy shit.
‘Heritage school officials have declined to comment on what exactly caused Burroughs-Love’s medical emergency.’
‘It’s unclear if or when Burroughs-Love, a 6-2, 280-pound defensive tackle, would ever be able to play football again.’ [Emphasis added]
‘According to 247Sports.com, Burroughs-Love entered the high school season with more than 20 FBS-level scholarship offers that included schools such as FIU, Temple, UAB, Dartmouth and Yale.’
And then just like that.