Thursday, March 4, 2010
Attn: Recurrents, Friends and Colleagues
( Black's Beach, San Diego, Calif.; Source: Google Image Search; re: http://www.sandiegosurfers.com/images/Blacks_Beach/Sunny_day.jpg )
LACo O.L.S. and former "Recurrent" Lifeguard, Dylan Jones, also a recent graduate of paramedic school, participated in an off duty inside the impact zone surf rescue earlier this week in San Diego at the infamous Black's Beach. Way to go, Dylan ! Together with two other beach patrons, Dylan participated in reviving the victim and transporting him to arriving EMS for transport to the hospital.
( Photo shows Black's Beach; Source: Google Image Search; http://www.dreamlajolla.com/gfx/blacks-beach-full.jpg )
( Map Source:
*** Read all about this amazing rescue story at the following link from the San Diego Union-Tribune website:
Medically trained trio team up to save surfer
By Karen Kucher, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 12:55 a.m.
SAN DIEGO — Chris Ryan couldn’t have had better company while surfing off Black’s Beach yesterday...
Full Story Link: http://www.signonsandiego.com/stories/2010/mar/04/medically-trained-trio-team-up-to-save-surfer/
"County Recurrent" first learned of this exciting and fortuitous surf rescue story from Chris Brewster's daily LifesavingNews email service. Many thanks again to Chris for his diligence in this effort.
After learning of this rescue, the "County Recurrent" editorial staff contacted LACo Assnt. Chief, Phil Topar, who responded as follows via email later this morning:
"Yes, we heard about this yesterday from the State Lifeguards and the San Diego Lifeguards. Dylan is one of our permanents who recently graduated from Paramedic school. He was a professional surfer before becoming an OLS for our Division. That surfer was very lucky that Dylan and a doctor were surfing that day – I guess it was meant to be, Phil. He will be up for a Medal of Valor for this act."
*** *** ***
Three Cheers to Dylan, the doctor and the medical student for their quick action which saved this man's life !
Until next time.....
"County Recurrent" News
Service • Training • Commitment
*** Keeping the County Recurrent "in the loop"..... whether he/she likes it or NOT ! ***
DISCLAIMER: County Recurrent is not affiliated with nor sponsored by LACOLA or LACoFD.
***** ***** ***** ***** *****