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Injured man at Coney Island Polar Bear Club swim?
January 3, 2007 12:58 PM   Subscribe

I was at the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day swim. It was a great event, except for the fact that someone one was injured (perhaps a broken neck). Does anyone out there know exactly what happened to this person and if they're allright?
posted by brookeb to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total)
 
Looks like he smashed into the bottom when he dove into shallow water.
posted by jourman2 at 1:00 PM on January 3, 2007


That's not good - a lad at my school did something similar (dived into shallow water, broke his neck) - and unfortunately the people who rescued him didn't realise the danger when they hauled him out. He was paralysed from the neck down, from 16 years old or so.

Hope that this fella comes out of it a bit better...
posted by Chunder at 2:46 PM on January 3, 2007


Unless his family releases some information, HIPAA can make it very difficult to find out.
posted by drstein at 11:32 AM on January 4, 2007


He was a co-worker of mine at MSNBC.com, though in our East Coast office. Sadly, he passed away today. A real loss.
posted by GaelFC at 2:47 PM on January 5, 2007


I should have noted that he was not a current co-worker -- my typo.
posted by GaelFC at 2:48 PM on January 5, 2007


Here is a nice tribute to Mohan.
posted by GaelFC at 11:02 PM on January 8, 2007


Another recap on the story.
posted by Exchequer at 9:05 PM on January 9, 2007


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