The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 71 - Jul 31st - Aug 2nd Reports
BBC, CNN, New Jersey, TV, a Blue Jay, a coach, a kidnapping. An obelisk, a ticket booth, a deputy, hikers, a biker, an RC boater, several prisoners, and ordinary bystanders. It’s TROME
28 stories today. I’m trying to catch up date-wise in this series, since right now I’m like two weeks behind, so I might just stay with the 3-day format for awhile. 28 stories, though. That’s a long read. Buckle up, I guess.
‘This afternoon, Dr Ranj thanked Manchester Royal Hospital for “looking after him” following a mystery illness.
The TV doctor was absent from his slot on BBC’s Morning Live earlier, as he appeared to have urgently sought medical attention.
The BBC show's lead presenter Gethin Jones told viewers at the time that Dr Ranj was “not feeling well”.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Dr Ranj had been due to host a Morning Live segment on Norovirus, which is known as the vomiting bug. Instead, Dr Xand - Alexander van Tulleken - had to stand in for him.’ [Emphasis added]
Oh, you mean one of those viral diseases now on the rise thanks to the shots? Irony soaring like an eagle.
‘Dr Ranj has not yet posted any further updates to his Instagram account […].’
Mystery illness strikes again.
‘A veteran behind-the-camera staffer at CNN died Wednesday after experiencing a “medical emergency” at the Warner Bros. Discovery outlet’s New York headquarters, employees learned from a memo.’ [Emphasis added]
That’s what it looks like in the CNN offices these days. The shotted idiots sitting there, looking sideways, looking worried.
‘Melissa Elkas, an electronics graphics operator who has worked for CNN for the last 25 years, passed away after being taken to a nearby hospital, the memo said. The Adelphi University graduate joined CNN in September of 1997 in an entry-level role, according to her LinkedIn page.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Anderson Cooper was expected to wrap his Wednesday broadcast with a tribute to Elkas.’
According to adweek.com she was 52 years old.
‘TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver passed away after a reported medical emergency, yesterday July 31, 2023.
Yesterday, July 31, 2023, Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna, released a statement that said, “Lieutenant Governor Oliver is currently receiving medical care at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and is unable to discharge the duties of Acting Governor at this time.”’ [Emphasis added]
This afternoon it was announced that she passed away at the hospital. Statements from Govenor Murphy, and the Oliver Family below. As statements come in from public officials they will be added to the story.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Angus Cloud, a rising actor best known for his role in the HBO drama "Euphoria," has died, his family announced in a statement to CNN on Monday.
He was 25.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Cloud "was determined to be already deceased" when first responders from the Oakland Fire Department were dispatched on Monday around 11:30 a.m. PT for a medical emergency, Michael Hunt, a public information officer for the fire department, told CNN.
A cause of death has not yet been determined.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Coroner's office are handling the investigation, Hunt said.’
‘Sunday’s real drama came when 38-year-old rabbi and cast member Jonathan Dade suffered a seizure after being out fishing in the sun all day.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Dade was taken off the raft for further examination with hopes of returning. Unfortunately, host Nate Boyer came to the raft later and informed the other eight people that Dade needed to be taken for further evaluation and would not be returning.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Cher Lloyd has been told she has gestational diabetes while expecting her second child with hairdresser husband Craig Monk.’ [Emphasis added]
Good god. Everybody’s getting diabetes these days.
‘The pop star, who is mum to Delilah- Rae, four, has shared how the shocking news left her devastated and “blaming herself”.
The pregnant singer, 30, shared her health news on Instagram in view of her three million followers.’ [Emphasis added]
‘"I’ve spent most of my time researching gestational diabetes and trying to find recipes and ways to control it.’
Yeah, these aren’t the type of people that come down with diabetes. You don’t get there by researching your health scares.
‘The songstress' fans quickly reassured her that it was "not her fault" and she had done nothing to cause her diagnosis.
One commented: "Don’t be upset. It’s very common and it’s nothing you have done wrong - it’s just how your body has reacted to pregnancy and should go back to normal afterwards.’
Maybe. Maybe not.
7) Blue Jays place Jay Jackson on family medical emergency list, recall Bowden Francis from triple-A; activate Jordan Hicks
‘Jay Jackson was placed on the family emergency list prior to first pitch, allowing the 35-year-old to travel to Utah to visit his family, including his prematurely born son, JR. He has spent each off day with the youngest of his three children since his wife, Sam, gave birth to their son 15 weeks premature on July 6.’ [Emphasis added]
15 weeks. Almost 4 months premature. My god.
‘LSU defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey is stepping away from football after a health scare on campus Tuesday.
Head Coach Brian Kelly made the announcement Wednesday.
“Defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey will step away from the LSU Football program as he deals with a personal health matter.”’ [Emphasis added]
WBRZ was there Tuesday when Lindsey was taken from a practice facility by ambulance. No other details on what triggered the response from paramedics was provided by the school.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Former White House doctor and current Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) was attempting to help a 15-year-old girl who was having a medical emergency during a rodeo in Texas on Saturday when he was “briefly detained” by cops, his office confirmed to The Daily Beast.
A spokesperson for Jackson confirmed the incident took place during a concert at the White Deer Rodeo on Saturday night on the outskirts of Amarillo. They described a “very loud and chaotic environment” in which Jackson was taken into custody—but never arrested—and quickly released once the situation was explained.
The incident began after Jackson was “summoned by someone in the crowd to assist a 15-year-old girl who was having a medical emergency nearby,” his office said.’ [Emphasis added]
Not much else about the girl. I gather she was alright.
‘In a follow-up Facebook post, the relative thanked Jackson personally “for his act of kindness and assistance in taking care of our 15 year old at the White Deer Rodeo.” The relative wrote that they “worked very well together communicating during this medical crisis that occurred,” adding, “thank you so very much for being where you were needed with your Healthcare Professionalism!”’ [Emphasis added]
10) EasyJet flight forced to divert over the UK and perform emergency landing after medical incident onboard
‘An easyJet flight over the UK was forced to divert after an ‘emergency alert’ onboard.’
‘An easyJet spokesman confirmed that the plane had been diverted due to a “medical emergency.”’ [Emphasis added]
‘According to easyJet’s live flight checker online, a second follow-on flight was organised for passengers to eventually reach Edinburgh and that the diversion was due to a "passenger incident" on board. The update read: "We’re very sorry that your flight has now been diverted to Liverpool. This is due to a passenger incident. The disruption to your flight is outside of our control and is considered to be an extraordinary circumstance."’
‘A Qatar Airways flight from Los Angeles to Doha had to be diverted to Edinburgh following an emergency alert on Wednesday morning.
The QR740 from LA to the capital city of Qatar departed shortly before midnight on August 1 but was diverted to Edinburgh Airport while airborne.
Edinburgh Live understands that the airbus changed from its original route due to a medical emergency on board the aircraft.’ [Emphasis added]
12) CHOC-UCLA Health team mobilizes to save 13-year-old football player with undetected congenital heart problem
‘A football player since he was a preschooler, Cash Hennessy was playing a Pop Warner game in a park when the offensive lineman collapsed on the field in front of his parents, teammates, and spectators.
Three onlookers trained in CPR rushed to the 13-year-old and, when they couldn’t detect a pulse, began chest compressions.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Luckily, paramedics from a nearby fire station arrived within minutes and used their AED to shock Cash out of ventricular fibrillation.
However, Cash was in cardiac arrest when he arrived at a local hospital.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The specialists, who included interventional pediatric cardiologist Dr. Gira Morchi, division chief of cardiology and co-medical director of the CHOC Heart Institute, diagnosed Cash with anomalous left coronary artery (ALCA).
This rare condition (1% of the population is born with it) develops in the womb. One of Cash’s coronary arteries was in the wrong place, disrupting the normal flow of blood through his heart.
Sudden cardiac arrest during exertion may be the first sign of ALCA, and that’s what happened to Cash – just weeks after he got the green light to play football following a routine physical.’ [Emphasis added]
1% is not rare. 1% of us aren’t out there waiting to flop over dead at the age of 13.
13) Alleged kidnapping in Aiken actually family members assisting with medical emergency, officials say
‘What was originally believed to be a kidnapping from an Aiken shopping center, actually turned out to be something much different, according to an update from the Aiken Department of Public Safety on Wednesday.
Aiken officials say shortly before 6 p.m. they received a call about a reported "kidnapping" of an adult woman outside the Kalmia Plaza shopping center on Wednesday.
Following an investigation, officials with the Aiken DPS and the Aiken County Sheriff's Office found that a crime didn't actually occur, and was instead family members helping out a relative with a medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
VIDEO REPORT INCLUDED
As far as I can tell, the picture shows the path she took to hit that obelisk. This is not a case of distracted driving.
‘A woman was killed over the weekend when she crashed into an artistic obelisk in the median where a road splits into a boulevard in Southfield, police said.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Officials said a 24-year-old woman from Macomb Township was driving in the area when she reached the point where 11 Mile Road splits into a boulevard. Her car went into the median and she struck an art structure -- an 18-foot-tall obelisk.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.’
‘A person working a ticket booth at Idlewild & SoakZone amusement park in Westmoreland County had to be rescued after a vehicle crashed into it on Sunday.
Police said that the person driving the vehicle had a medical emergency at around 2 p.m. at the park, located in Ligonier Township, according to reports from WTAE, WPXI and TribLive.
One worker was injured after becoming trapped in the ticket booth. Once freed, they and another worker were taken to a hospital for minor injuries, WTAE reported.
The driver of the vehicle was evaluated at the scene of the accident and not taken to a hospital, WTAE said.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a central Indiana police officer at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
According to officials, Timothy Guyer, 49, was found dead in his bunk Tuesday morning due to what investigators believe was a medical issue.
Deputy Guyer was sworn into the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in December and was set to finish training in two weeks.
Once his training was completed he was already scheduled to begin his first shift.’ [Emphasis added]
‘POLICE have reported that a man who was at the centre of a medical emergency on Blackshots Fields yesterday evening (Tuesday, 1 August) was pronounced dead at the scene, despite the best efforts of emergency services.
Ambulances and the Essex Air Ambulance attended when the alarm was raised, but they were unable to resuscitate the man, a local resident who has not yet been named.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Essex Police added: "Officers arrived and, sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious."’ [Emphasis added]
‘A woman was rushed to hospital following a medical emergency in Coventry. It happened on Remembrance Road on Sunday (July 30).
Paramedics were called to a private property at around 8.20am. A Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was also sent to the scene in Willenhall.
A woman received treatment at the scene, said West Midlands Ambulance Service. She was later taken to University Hospital Coventry.’ [Emphasis added]
I have to find out more about this “Coventry” place. People seem to be keeling over there right and left. They probably got some hot lots in that area.
‘The body of a 34-year-old man who disappeared while hiking on El Cajon Mountain was found Tuesday near one of the trails north of Lakeside, a sheriff’s official said.
The man had started hiking around 9 a.m. Monday and was due back around 2 p.m., said Lt. Chris Katra in a news release. When he did not return, his family contacted the Sheriff’s Department.’ [Emphasis added]
Guys, this ain’t high mountain mountaineering. These are day trails, easily accessible, easily walkable.
‘The man was found off one of the hiking trails around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Katra said.
The man’s identity and cause of death was not released, pending an investigation by the county Medical Examiner’s Office.
The incident is under investigation.
He is the third person to die on local hiking trails in the last two weeks.’ [Emphasis added]
No wonder I keep thinking I’ve seen these stories before.
‘A cyclist is dead after suffering a medical emergency on West Kelowna’s Smith Creek trails.
Details are limited at this time.
Kelowna RCMP said an unfortunate incident while riding around 6 p.m. on July 28 caused the medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
Not entirely sure what that means. An incident caused the medical emergency. Did they eat a peanut?
‘BC Coroner Service is investigating.’
‘A man trying to retrieve a remote-control boat from the pond at Shuttleworth Park required emergency rescue when he was injured falling down a steep bank and suffered a medical event on Tuesday, according to Amsterdam Fire Chief Anthony Agresta.
Details on the man’s condition were unavailable on Wednesday. Agresta confirmed the individual was an adult male, but otherwise declined to discuss identifying information.’ [Emphasis added]
‘“This was a unique situation. He was trying to retrieve personal property where he couldn’t get back up the embankment he had gone down,” Agresta said.
Crews reached the man within five minutes of arriving on scene, but his condition was already deteriorating due to a combination of injuries from slipping and falling and the medical event he suffered.’ [Emphasis added]
‘It was unclear how the man reached the area on the outskirts of the park on the opposite bank of the Chuctanunda Creek while trying to recover his remote-control boat after it became stuck. He was unable to answer related questions from first responders due to his condition.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Palm Springs police closed one of the main arteries into the city Wednesday morning after a man was found dead in the area. Officers first believed the death was suspicious, but later learned it was likely a medical emergency, Lt. Gustavo Araiza said.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Ashland City police answered a call for help, assisting a retired police officer who was having a medical emergency.
Turns out the man fell in his home, and for various reasons, was unable to get up.
Police told News 2 the man’s ordeal began at around 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 25. The man in his 60s had health issues and could not reach a phone, but was able to activate his key fob, sounding the horn on his truck.
After many hours, a neighbor heard the beeping and called the police.
Around 7:30 a.m. the next day, Ashland City officers arrived, along with Sgt. Scott Davidson and Cpl. Devin Mabry.’ [Emphasis added]
The next day. Brutal.
‘The officers went into the home and rendered aid to the man. Authorities later learned the victim is a retired police officer who was extremely grateful for the police department’s response.’
‘In the end, the victim refused to be taken to a hospital.’
‘A man who had a medical emergency while performing regular maintenance at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Spokane was rescued from a difficult to reach part of the building Monday morning.
Fire crews initially responded to a call saying the man was having a seizure at Jubilant HollisterStier. Crews could be seen on the roof of the building for about an hour, but a spokesperson for Jubilant HollisterStier said the man, a maintenance technician, was actually inside the building.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Terry Lee Chevalier was pronounced dead due to an unexpected medical emergency at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at the Clarinda Correctional Facility, the Iowa Department of Corrections has announced.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Chevalier was 65 years old at the time of his death. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner to determine cause of death. No foul play is suspected.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A 60-year-old Clay County inmate died Sunday after experiencing a “medical emergency” while he was hospitalized for chest pains, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
A news release said Michael Foyt started complaining about chest pains on July 15, which was three days after he underwent a medical procedure. The release did not state what kind of procedure he had.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Medical staff evaluated Foyt and determined he needed to be taken to a hospital for further treatment. Since then, Foyt was under the hospital’s care.
On July 30, deputies said Foyt had a medical emergency while he was hospitalized. Despite efforts to revive him, he died at the hospital.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct a review and the medical examiner’s office will determine his cause of death.’
‘An inmate died less than 36 hours after being booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
Terry Clemmons’ death is the seventh inmate death this year either at the jail or right after an inmate was rushed to a hospital.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Each time it is a terrifying tragedy for family members who had no warning.’ [Emphasis added]
You know, I bet it’s more and more terrifying for the shotted staff who are slowly starting to wake up.
“I’m very, very, very upset and I’m very angry and I’m very mad,” said Anthony Clemmons, Terry’s brother.
Clemmons said his brother Terry was just 47-years-old.
“I’ve got to fight, fight for Terry Clemmons, find out what happened to him because he didn’t just go to the county jail, lay in bed and have a heart attack,” Clemmons said.’
‘They declined News Center 7′s request for comment but said “A corrections officer doing a routine safety check discovered an inmate who appeared to be suffering a medical emergency. Clemmons was not able to be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene.”’
‘He was arrested Tuesday night on weapons charges and died Thursday at 8 in the morning.
There have been a half-dozen jail deaths in Montgomery county so far in 2023.
Clemmons said he has current jail inmates reaching out to him telling him his brother told a corrections officer he was feeling sick.
Clemmons claims his brother also pressed a button requesting medical. He fears someone passed his brother fentanyl.
The sheriff’s office could not confirm that but News Center 7 asked Clemmons what he would say to the sheriff.
“Stop playing dumb, you know as well as I do, there are drugs in your county jail, killing the inmates, do something about it,” he said.’
‘Terry Clemons was scheduled for an autopsy the day he died, last Thursday.
Because of expected toxicology tests, the final results that might show why he died may not be available for eight weeks or more.’
Eight weeks. These jails usually get an “F” for transparency.
But, I gotta say — I’m pretty sure these guys know what a fentanyl overdose looks like. I’m not 100% sure, but I’m pretty sure.
‘After a man went into cardiac arrest in Bnei Brak on Thursday, MDA paramedics restarted his heart. When it subsequently stopped again, they restarted it again, according to an MDA press release.
The man was successfully revived a second time in large part due new equipment in an MDA ambulance.
On Sunday, the MDA announced that a 45-year-old man had collapsed during the previous week after suffering a cardiac arrest in a Bnei Brak art gallery.’ [Emphasis added]
‘ A ceramics store near the scene allowed MDA personnel the space required to hook the man to the ECMO machine, which, serving as the patient’s heart and lungs, kept his body oxygenated while he was transferred into the ECMO ambulance.
He was then rushed to the [hospital], where healthcare professionals were able to perform an angioplasty to unblock the artery responsible for the cardiac arrest.’ [Emphasis added]
The article drones on and on about the ECMO machines.
Well, that makes sense. They need all the help they can get.