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Thread: What would you do?
Aug 3, 2014, 07:13 PM #12
If it's me and another person helping, gotta tie off the leg with a leash or w/e and then load him up in the back of a truck or SUV or w/e fits him while he lays down, drive as fast as possible to the nearest ER while the other person does compressions, calling the ER on the way.
Can't sit around and wait, I saw a dude drowned at NSB a couple years ago, the paramedics didn't get there for like 20-25 minutes, lifeguards late to the spot while this kid pulled him out of the water and does his best to remain calm and do compressions.
The lifeguards finally show up and take over and then the paramedics finally get there and the dude is gone. The guy who drowned was a teacher at a local school and the kid who pulled him out of the water was one of his students if I recall correctly. Such a f'ed day that was. Waves were 6-7ft, maybe bigger, it's been a while, but point is the paramedics aint getting there fast enough to save someone who is dying right before your eyes.
I remember watching the paramedics work on this guy for like 30 minutes with no sign of life. He finally let out his last gasp and a bunch of water came out. That was that.
Last edited by DawnPatrolSUP; Aug 3, 2014 at 07:16 PM.
Aug 3, 2014, 07:37 PM #13
its really a lose lose situation.if the dude got his leg bitten off,and drowned.now your working against each other trying to help the other injury while messing with the other.u start pumping the chest,now the heart rates go a lot faster and u bleed out.drowning, all u want to do is try to get the water out the lungs and again u start breathing heavily and u bleed out.hopefully u never have a situation like that,but u never know.
Aug 3, 2014, 08:02 PM #14
The situation described has a schitt load of issues. Blood pressure is also a major concern as he will be in shock at the time if you can even get him breathing. Even with a severed femoral artery (very little time to act) the airway is the immediate concern. You hope to hell you're with others, near a phone, and that EMS is there immediately. Whoever calls 911 needs to specify as much as they can since ALS is needed and not just an EMT and a driver.
You're also doing what SUP said and calling 911 as you race the guy to the hospital. That's if EMS isn't there by the time they hopefully should get there. Remember, you're stepping out of a surf sesh with probable panic/hesitation depending on who you are. A lot of this depends on proximity to hospital. Many variables.
Last edited by EmassSpicoli; Aug 3, 2014 at 08:06 PM.
Aug 3, 2014, 08:17 PM #15
when seconds count, help is only minutes away
Aug 3, 2014, 08:43 PM #16
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I'd take a picture and post it on Facebook.
Aug 3, 2014, 09:23 PM #17
Aug 3, 2014, 09:27 PM #18
Airway is primary bro. Many imminent concerns present as well.
Aug 3, 2014, 09:28 PM #19
If it happened to you while surfing with waynetheinsaane, you're chum 'cause he will cite gawd's will & catch the next wave in.
Aug 3, 2014, 10:47 PM #20