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I just heard about some guy who jumped off a boat, I heard he wasn't feeling anything....
I hope he's ok, but, unfortunately he's probably not....
 

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I just heard, he's not doing well at all.
 

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This happend directly behind the boat I was on this afternoon. Unfortunately, this guy dove head first into the water and floated to the top. If it wasn't for his friend, he probably would have drowned. There were many people who came to his aid, it's too bad that he most likely will be paralyzed for the rest of his life if he survives.

If, god forbid, this happens to someone when you are on the water, please be sure not to move a person with a neck/back injury out of the water. I know your intentions may be good but you most likely will cause more damage. Keep them as stable as possible so not to cause any additional injury. Keep their head above water and immediately call for medical assistance.

As most of you are aware, your cell phones do not have the best signals out on the water. Please contact the Coast Guard via ship to shore radio and if at all possible give them your GPS coordinates so that emergency personnel can get there as soon as possible.

My thoughts and prayers go out to this guy.
 

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Wow this is horrible!

We see it to often out there. People jumping in even a cannonball into shallow water can cause a serious back injury. My heart goes out to the family and a prayer for him miracles do happen so lets not give up hope.

Does anyone know the person?

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Very sad indeed....we were still in the bay, but further in...Saw all the emergency boats/vehicles.

It is unfortunate that he did this.......There are many people out there that just aren't water people and have never been taught right from wrong when it comes to water safety. Anytime you have passengers on your boat you had better plan on babysitting them <_<

I know common sense should tell you not to do it...but I'm sure partying in the hot sun all day dulled his senses....

Anyway, I hope he is okay in the long run....It was a sad way to end the day after having such a great weekend.
 

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Indeed a tragic accident

I can see channel 4 news now, man get injured at RAFT party

even though it was a different day
 

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Goose that is the very first thing I thought like the stabbing at the nooner. Lets hope not.

They can't cover the raft, but this will make the front page. What a world we live in.
 

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We were there today too. My heart & prayers do go out to this guy. We are not all boaters of the same degree..& some of us are not too smart but, that's why we all look out for each other. Good thing there were others there to help. The party broke up real quick after that happened.

Man...I hope this guy is ok. Keep us posted on his outcome.
 

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Our hearts and prayers go out to him and his family-

I'm sure whoevers boat that he was on feels horrible as well...

We have a cousin that dove into shallow water about 10 years ago and he was in a halo for about 1 year- but survived and is 100% recovered - let's pray that this person has the same luck-

3-crabs you are so correct you do need to take control for everyone on your boat- adult or child- that is the captian and 1 mates responsibility!!

Prayers to the injured man, family and friends that are involved!!!!!!!!

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Goose I agree the raft went off great- I hope this doesn't give it bad publicity!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I stopped to offer my help right when the Sheriff boat got there and I identified myself as an EMS/ FIRE personal and the one deputy in the water said he had it under control! It looked to me like it was a girl that was hurt though, long hair, but it was hard to tell!

Hope all turns out well for the fellow!
 

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Just talked to a friend of mine who worked with him. Info is somewhat third hand but it appears he has 3 shattered vertabrae and no feeling from neck down. Plan is to do surgery to see how extensive that damage is. Does not look too good at this point.
 

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Holy crap! My thoughts and prayers go out to the person and their family.
 

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Just from a Nurses perspective, not good. Unfortunately, we know so little about the spinal cord and brian we cannot repair that kind of injury. If he/she had no feeling immediately following the injury-more than likely permanant.
7 years in a Surgicl ICU has taught me so very much, followed by 5 years in a Pediatric ICU. Life is so very precious and every minute we spend together is a lottery. We must always remember, as I taught my children. repect the water-do NOT challenge her, as a women will always win!
Thoughts and prayers for the injured, the family and the nurses and doctors at his side.
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Based on how close the boat was to Z Mans, there's a good chance some of us might have talked to this person. Would it be appropriate to get a big card and have anyone that wants to sign it do so on Friday at Jack's?
 

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that's sad. Ihave two paralized friends and let me tell you it sucks for everyone involved , but it's hardest on the family. it only takes a socond to change ones life forever. my condolences to the fam.
 

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This is horrible.
 

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That's a cool gesture raftguywithjager. I know he would like to know that a lot of people are praying for him and thinking about him. If any of you do get a card or something. Please let me know and I will get it to the family. He's a great guy and like one person posted earlier, he just wasn't thinking at that moment. It is very unfortunate how fast life can change. We're all pulling for him and I'm glad to see the nice things that you all are have to say.
 
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