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Old 11-02-2006, 05:15 PM
Kitezilla Kitezilla is offline
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very sadden to hear about this unfortunate accident.

After reading Rick's details of the events, my very first thought went to " possible laryngo- spasm"...which can lead to another series of cascading events...impaired oxygen exchange ( hypoxia), abnormal acid-base physiology (acidosis), lethal arrythmias...

Some mitigating factors can be the gentleman's physical condition, but this can happen to the most tip-top athelete as well..

This is really tough to talk about, and I mean no disrespect.... about how long before the others arrived to offer assistance? (guideline is about 4 minutes before you have anoxia, brain death)...

My thoughts are along the same line as loco4viento...

ventilation ( and time) is critical

my heart goes out to his family + friends

J
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