The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 56 - July 16th Reports
A country singer flees and a PIT stop interrupts a medical emergency. Tragedy at a high school swim meet, tragic mountain biking, and tragic college soccer playing. It's TROME
‘Jason Aldean is reportedly on the mend after suffering a heat-related health emergency during last night's concert at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT.
In footage one concert-goer named Sarah Jane Williams uploaded to Twitter from the July 15 stop of the Highway Desperado Tour, the singer stumbles back from the microphone mid-song, appearing to wipe his sweaty face on his shirt sleeve. He lunges back toward the mic and manages to spit a couple more words of the song out before turning on his heel and running off stage, guitar in hand.’
‘[The] venue shared an update on Twitter, which Aldean's account retweeted. They confirmed that the show would go on again at a yet-to-be-determined date and that Aldean had "experience[ed] heat stroke" in the middle of last night's performance.’
Maybe it was the heat. It sounds like his show a couple weeks after this, on July 28th, In Hershey, Pennsylvania went well. Hope he wasn’t dehydrated.
The police performed a PIT maneuver on a speeding car in Arkansas.
‘Immediately the driver can be heard screaming at officers to “Please help my momma.” Some of the details of the mother’s condition are deleted from the audio record but it’s clear that officers understood something was wrong. “I just thought yall was trying to help me through traffic,” pleads the driver before they release her from her handcuffs and direct her to the emergency room.’
So then they escorted her to the ER. No word on the medical situation or anything. For whatever reason, in the video the police released they redact what sounds like the medical details.
‘The 2023 Columbus Sectionals were canceled on Sunday due to a medical emergency at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
A spokesperson for Ohio State University told SwimSwam that a 14-year-old had a cardiac event in the water. CPR was performed by lifeguards and medical services teams on site before the participant was transported to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Additional information was not available at this time.’
14 years old? Doesn’t that kind of belong in the headline? It’s the reason I included it here.
This is atrocious. The heart damage caused by these shots is immeasurable.
‘The ordeal began around 2:45 p.m. Saturday when the mountain bikers called for help after encountering the hikers in the Carrizo Gorge area near DeAnza Springs, according to Cal Fire Capt. Brent Pascua, who said it was 106 degrees when firefighters arrived in the area.
Two of the mountain bikers stayed with the hikers, while the other two rode about five miles to the trailhead to rendezvous with emergency personnel and provide the other group’s coordinates, Pascua said.
A Cal Fire helicopter crew hoisted the four hikers to safety, Pascua said. Medical personnel checked all four of them and treated them at the scene, but none required hospitalization.
After the helicopter rescue, the two mountain bikers who’d stayed with the hikers began riding back to the trailhead, but they became separated along the way, Pascua said. Only one of them made it back.
When the other bikers set out to search for the missing man, they found him unconscious about a quarter-mile away, Pascua said. They carried him up the trail and placed him in an air-conditioned pickup until an ambulance arrived.
But paramedics and firefighters were unable to revive the stricken rider, and he died at the scene at 5:45 p.m., Pascua said.
No information was available Sunday about his cause of death.’ [Emphasis added]
I mean, you’re out in that heat, in the desert, and then you deal with this emergency — but at what point do you forego drinking water? The rescuers showed up and everything. No one had water? Did he forget he was thirsty? Was he overexerted? It can happen.
But a lot of times these days people just flop over. So who knows?
Missed this one. This report is from July 13th.
‘Police in Las Cruces, New Mexico, said officers and first responders arrived at Chaverria's residence and found her unresponsive Monday morning. An investigation into her death remains ongoing, but authorities said they "have no reason to believe Chaverria's death is suspicious or the result of criminal activity."’
No further reporting on this one that I could find. So many of these.
Hat-tip: NOTB Sports Telegram - These guys have been working hard since the beginning to document the tragedy of sports players’ sudden deaths and injuries. It’s a Telegram chat channel that you can join and post sports injury stories to. As you can see, the story still needs to be told. So it’s up to us to do it.