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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    i think you should take the leg over to the grilling out thread and see who has some tasty recipe ideas.
    lol, nothing else needs to be added here

  2. #12
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    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.

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    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.

  4. #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.

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    when seconds count, help is only minutes away

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    I'd take a picture and post it on Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    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.
    this is kind of what I was thinking about when I proposed the question. Because the question your left with really is .. "do I hope tying off the leg is enough to really prevent him (or her) from bleeding out in seconds once compressions start and/or the heart starts back up"...... or.... being that the hospital is so close, would it be better to let the paramedics bring him(or her) back when they are closer to being able to hook him or her up with blood?

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    Airway is primary bro. Many imminent concerns present as well.

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    If it happened to you while surfing with waynetheinsaane, you're chum 'cause he will cite gawd's will & catch the next wave in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterjasson View Post
    I'd take a picture and post it on Facebook.

    pretty sure this would be the first thing people would do