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declared dead by paramedics found alive hours later

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Doomsday101, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    A car crash victim was declared dead by two paramedics, who then left the scene, leaving him trapped in the wreckage—only for other emergency responders to find the man alive more than an hour later.

    The 30-year-old, who crashed his Porsche early Sunday in Melbourne, Australia, was being loaded into a coroner's van when it was noticed that he still had a faint pulse.

    While the victim remains in critical condition in a Melbourne hospital, ambulance chiefs pledged to hold an internal inquiry to discover how the extraordinary mistake occurred.



    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/...ve-hours-later/?test=latestnews#ixzz1quhHtdAx
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Like a scene out of a monty python movie. Ok he is dead.... I'm feeling better
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Lawsuit.
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    yeah that is a classic scene, throw out your dead, throw out your dead, I'm not dead yet, oh shut up
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    In the US paramedics cannot pronounce someone dead, only a coroner or a doctor can. They certainly wouldn't be allowed to leave the scene.
  6. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Bet they feel like morons.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That would royally suck.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It's "bring out your dead". Classic Canadian mistake. :muttley:

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  9. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Paramedics cannot declare someone dead in the United States precisely because of things like this.
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I'm not a paramedic, but you're dead to me.

    Hmmm. I can declare people dead. ;)
  11. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    a fact you only knew after googling it
  12. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    And that's one reason, among many, why we rule the world.

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