The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 73 - Aug 6th - Aug 8th Reports
A riddle, a short trip, a bicyclist or two, a kayaker, a hiker, a circling boater. A flying SUV, a big rig driver, a volunteer, a lawsuit, and a jeep driving all over the roadway. It's TROME
‘POLICE have launched an investigation after an 11-year-old boy died in 'unexplained' circumstances in Staffordshire.
He was reported to have had a medical episode in Burton at around 8.37am on Friday.’ [Emphasis added]
Sounds like they explained it.
‘Three ambulances and officers scrambled to assist the boy but he tragically died at the scene in Nelson Street.’ [Emphasis added]
‘"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are continuing."’
Great, big mystery.
‘North Miami Mayor Alix Desulme had to abruptly leave his trip to Africa, following a health scare.
His office released a statement Sunday, confirming that he is traveling to Washington D.C. for treatment after suffering a sudden medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Details surrounding the medical emergency have not been released, but the Desulme's office says he is talking and in good spirits.’
It sounds like this is a mixed pro/amateur bike race.
‘A person is dead after having a medical emergency while participating in the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic.
According to the Winston-Salem Police Department the bicyclist was found unresponsive at 200 Union Cross road. The bicyclist was provided medical attention but was pronounced dead at the scene.’ [Emphasis added]
Kinda gnarly the way they report it. They just found them.
‘The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for an out-of-state kayaker who went overboard into the Mississippi River near Hahnville early Monday morning.’ [Emphasis added]
‘"They did have well-equipped and fairly expensive kayaks and fishing equipment," said Champagne. "The son indicated that they do fish in various states and they like to fish at night. With the temperature we got out there, I can understand that."
Champagne said the son was in a separate kayak, about 30 yards away, when his father started complaining that he was feeling unwell. That is when he fell into the water.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The sheriff believes Emde may have suffered a medical emergency.
"Obviously, something happened, and we're going to continue to search," said Champagne. "We haven't located him yet, so probably it's more of a body recovery at this time. It doesn't really look good, but within two or three days, usually a drowning victim will surface."’ [Emphasis added]
‘The Honolulu Fire Department said they responded to a 911 call on Sunday, Aug. 6.
The call came in around 11:45 a.m. and led HFD personnel to the Diamond Head Crater Hiking Trail in the Kahala area.
According to HFD, a man in his 60s had experienced a medical condition while hiking.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The man was unable to descend the trail on his own; so, HFD personnel administered a medical assessment and provided basic life support to the hiker.’ [Emphasis added]
Lots of these at Diamond Head. I even remember reading a local paper commenting on the recent increase.
The article includes advice on how to prepare for a hike.
‘An off-duty nurse helped rescue a 69-year-old bicyclist who suffered an apparent medical emergency in a Bergen County park, authorities said.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Jacqueline Polentarutti was conducting CPR when Glen Rock and Paramus police and Bergen County sheriff's officers arrived at the bike path in Saddle River County Park near the Paramus border last Wednesday, Aug. 2.’
‘His condition couldn't be determined -- in part because of HIPAA laws.
Polentarutti, a certified hospice and palliative care nurse with Valley Health Systems, had been out with her dog, Martin, when she came upon the victim.
He was turning blue, she said.
Polentarutti conducted CPR before handing the victim over to the arriving responders.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Edgartown and Oak Bluffs fire rescue teams responded to an out-of-control boat off State Beach Friday after the operator, a shellfisherman, suffered a medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The Edgartown Fire Department received a call for help at around 11:30 a.m. Friday from the Edgartown harbor master's office. A boat had been motoring in circles on the Edgartown side of State Beach and when Edgartown firefighters arrived, harbor master Charlie Blair and his team had the boat back under control.’ [Emphasis added]
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! This is so spooky. This has to be a movie. What a movie we can make. Oh my god.
‘The harbor master's office had already started giving the man medical attention and a team of Edgartown police officers, firefighters and paramedics brought the man into Oak Bluffs harbor, said Edgartown fire chief Alex Schaeffer.
There the crews where met by Oak Bluffs officials who brought the man to Martha's Vineyard Hospital.’
‘The shellfisherman’s condition was not known Tuesday morning.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Early Monday morning, the crew of Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras responded to a call from the U.S. Coast Guard to aid a sailboat on which a medical emergency occurred.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The couple aboard the ship was about 20 nautical miles from Castle Island, Bahamas. The Mardi Gras was approximately 9 miles away from the sailboat when it received a call about the distressed ship from the Coast Guard.’
‘Just after midnight, the crew of the Mardi Gras responded to the scene and dispatched a lifeboat upon locating the smaller vessel. Once the sailboat’s passengers had been retrieved and brought aboard the cruise ship, the man was given prompt medical attention at the medical facility aboard the Carnival vessel.’ [Emphasis added]
‘According to customary maritime law and several international conventions, the captain of a vessel is obligated to aid anyone in danger of being lost at sea, as long as it does not pose a significant risk to the ship, crew, and passengers. The captain could face legal repercussions for failing to adhere.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A California Highway Patrol official indicated Tuesday the case of a man found dead inside of a big-rig near the Smokey Bear Road on-ramp for the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 is not believed to be connected to any foul play.’ [Emphasis added]
I don’t know where this on-ramp is but I do know I’ve driven past it.
‘A man’s body was reportedly found inside the truck after medical personnel responded to a 911 call for a medical emergency at the truck’s location, CHP Officer Josh Greengard wrote Tuesday via text message.
Greengard said the initial indications of the body were that there were no signs of foul play nor suspicious circumstances.’ [Emphasis added]
‘“It was a report of a full (cardiac) arrest with sheriff en route,” L.A. County Fire Department dispatch supervisor Melanie Flores said, adding officials canceled the ambulance shortly after their arrival.
Officials with the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office were not immediately available Tuesday to identify the decedent.’
Heavily-shotted area of the world, Western Washington state. I personally saw two separate one-vehicle crashes involving a car that had completely left the road in the time period after the shots rolled out, with one of them a known fatality (I know because I stopped to ask).
‘A 70-year-old driver died Monday morning in a single-car crash on Bald Hills Road southeast outside Yelm. The driver was suspected to have suffered a medical emergency before leaving the road and crashing into a fence and tree.’ [Emphasis added]
‘There were no drugs or alcohol involved, he said, and the Thurston County Coroner will determine the official cause of death.’ [Emphasis added]
Fat lot of good that will do anybody. Whoever that dude is, he’s had tons of chances to find the shotted’s shot injuries.
‘Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Brooks [said] it’s suspected a medical emergency caused the man to lose control of the vehicle.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Four people were injured after a wrong-way driver caused a chain-reaction crash in Havertown, Pennsylvania.’
‘The view from Chopper 6 showed an SUV in the air wedged between a SEPTA bus and a tractor-trailer.
According to Deputy Chief Joseph Hagan with the Haverford Township Police Department, the driver of the SUV crossed over into the westbound lanes of West Chester Pike, causing a crash involving at least four other vehicles.
"A witness described the vehicle as riding on the median of West Chester Pike," said Hagan.’ [Emphasis added]
There’s also video of the car just flying on by from like a gas station security camera or something in the article. Zombieland.
‘A man has tragically died after suffering a medical emergency on a busy Solihull road. Police and medics raced to Dovehouse Lane yesterday morning, August 7.
A person - whose name and age are unknown - was discovered in a critical condition. He was given advanced life support but sadly nothing could be done to save him.
One eyewitness described a "huge" emergency services presence. Dovehouse Lane links the busy Warwick Road (A41) with Solihull's Jaguar Land Rover plant.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to a medical emergency near to Dovehouse Lane at 10.21am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a community first responder attended the scene.
"On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was in a critical condition and already receiving medical attention from police colleagues. Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene."’ [Emphasis added]
‘An Upstate 7-year-old is being called a lifesaver after providing life-saving action when his “Papa” was having a medical emergency.
According to Holsten Bell’s mom, Brittany Bell, “Papa” has been watching Holesten this summer.
One day in July, “Papa” was having a hard time breathing to the point where Brittany Bell said he could barely move. Holesten noticed, got Papa’s phone and called his grandmother who called 911.’ [Emphasis added]
I don’t think they really have to keep calling him “Papa.” Anyway, “Papa” “made it.” They gave the little child an award.
And we thought participation trophies were bad…
‘Flying doctors from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have been called to a medical emergency in Bembridge this morning (Monday).’ [Emphasis added]
‘The casualty has been conveyed to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.’ [Emphasis added]
Cheerio. They sure do button articles up tight over in the UK sometimes. Crisp as a casualty conveyence.
15) Man found dead outside of New Haven soup kitchen identified as strong community activist, known and loved by many
‘NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The homeless community in New Haven is hurting after a friend and fierce advocate of theirs was found dead outside of a soup kitchen early Monday morning.
Police say they got a call just after 5:22 a.m. on Monday from the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK).
“They found an unconscious male on the sidewalk in front,” said Chief Karl Jacobson with the New Haven Police Department.
That man has since been identified as 36-year-old Keith Petrulis. He was pronounced dead on the scene and police closed off the area for hours as they investigated. At this point in that investigation, they do not believe it was a homicide, with Petrulis having known medical issues. However, they are treating it like all investigations, and working to figure out what happened.’ [Emphasis added]
Known medical issues. Mystery solved.
Blood boiling TROME.
‘A Colorado man is suing Cheyenne’s hospital, saying its emergency room staffers refused to treat him after he was in a T-bone car accident because he wouldn’t wear a mask.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Fonte was in a “severe T-bone vehicle crash” 45 minutes before he went to the emergency room Aug. 5, 2021, the complaint says.’ [Emphasis added]
‘He wanted ER personnel to assess him and he complained of chest pain, difficulty breathing, head and body injuries.
There were nurses, doctors and other employees on staff, Fonte’s complaint says.
The complaint says the intake nurse told Fonte he’d have to wear a mask for any staffers to evaluate him.
That wasn’t an option, Fonte answered in the complaint, since he couldn’t catch his breath or get a full breath due to his chest injuries.’ [Emphasis added]
‘None of the staff offered screening or help, or an oxygen mask or “any attention whatsoever,” Fonte’s filing claims.
“Instead all nurses and personal (sic) fixated on forcing some level of compliance in wearing a mask,” the filing reads. “Even going so far as to say that it could be worn loosely, and that she didn’t agree with the policy but that as an employee she must enforce it.”’ [Emphasis added]
‘Fonte referenced an April 29, 2022 CMS report finding the hospital violated federal law by failing to log and provide Fonte any emergency care. But his complaint claims that hospital staffers made false statements in that report to cover their actions.
“A nurse actually stated that she did not deny service and would allow Plaintiff to enter and be treated without a mask,” says the complaint, “while at the same time acknowledging his breathing difficulty.”’ [Emphasis added]
These are the type that need to be remembered during the trials. We cannot allow this to have passed without severe penalties. The organ transplant denial, denial of trauma care, all of it. They must be remembered. At a minimum they must be barred from the profession.
— Two different callers reported that a Jeep was driving all over the roadway traveling west on Coshocton Road. A deputy located the vehicle then conducted a traffic stop. The driver was suffering from a medical emergency. Mount Vernon EMS responded then transported to the Knox Community Hospital.’ [Emphasis added]