Stranded Man Rescued after Setting Fire on Mountain
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee official says a man stranded for three days on a mountain after crashing an all-terrain vehicle has been rescued after setting a fire to draw rescuers to his location. Walden Creek Fire Chief Tim Baker told news outlets that crews responded Monday evening to a report of a blaze on Bluff Mountain in Sevier County. He said it took volunteer firefighters about three hours to reach the man, who was suffering from hypothermia, a broken ankle and broken ribs. Baker said they got the injured man to an ambulance around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. State Division of Forestry crews battled the 20-ac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press/WVLT (video) Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News News Videos Source Type: news

Stranded Man Rescued after Setting Fire on Mountain
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee official says a man stranded for three days on a mountain after crashing an all-terrain vehicle has been rescued after setting a fire to draw rescuers to his location. Walden Creek Fire Chief Tim Baker told news outlets that crews responded Monday evening to a report of a blaze on Bluff Mountain in Sevier County. He said it took volunteer firefighters about three hours to reach the man, who was suffering from hypothermia, a broken ankle and broken ribs. Baker said they got the injured man to an ambulance around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. State Division of Forestry crews battled the 20-ac...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press/WVLT (video) Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News News Videos Source Type: news

Microscopic examination of pituitary glands in cases of fatal accidental hypothermia - Doberentz E, Madea B.
In cases of death caused by hypothermia, histological analysis can be used to determine the cause of death. Certain histological alterations of the pituitary glands in hypothermia have been reported in the literature, including haemorrhage, hyperaemia and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking?
There is a commonly held belief that winter conditions — that are characterized by extreme cold and low sunlight — are connected to heavy drinking. Whenever we think of countries in Northern Europe we instantly think of sub-zero temperatures, dark clouds and polar landscapes. We also imagine its inhabitants tucked in a bar drinking their sorrows away. What creates this image is the perception that strong spirits and binge drinking are a staple of many Northern countries. However, scientific and factual evidence shows a more nuanced picture. Statistical Verdict The argument that countries with a colder climate e...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudiu Revnic Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse alcohol use Alcoholism heavy drinking Holiday Blues Holiday Season Public Health Winter Source Type: news

New'Cold Card' Helps First-Responders Treat Hypothermia New'Cold Card' Helps First-Responders Treat Hypothermia
Search and rescue teams and first responders have a new resource for assessing people who have been exposed to extreme cold.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Hypothermia Use Falling in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Hypothermia Use Falling in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
There has been a decline in application of therapeutic hypothermia in people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a large retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New 'Cold Card' helps first-responders treat hypothermia
(Reuters Health) - Search and rescue teams and first responders have a new resource for assessing people who have been exposed to extreme cold. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Incidence and strategies for preventing sustained hypothermia of crash victims during prolonged vehicle extrication - Stroop R, Sch öne C, Grau T.
BACKGROUND: Vehicle extrication of crash victims is a highly-demanding challenge, due to the frequently life-threatening injuries of entrapped occupants. In this phase, crash victims are often exposed to the outdoor-temperature, with the risk of sustained ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Crews Rescue Injured Hiker Stuck Overnight on South Mountain in Phoenix
  PHOENIX (ABC 15 Arizona)- As temperatures dropped below 50 degrees Wednesday night, a 25-year-old man sat atop South Mountain with an injured ankle, waiting to be rescued. According to Phoenix Fire Department’s Captain Rob McDade, the man was hiking South Mountain last night when he injured his ankle. It is unknown exactly how long the man was exposed outdoors. Read more at ABC 15 Arizona. Related Article: Identifying and Managing Accidental Hypothermia   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ABC 15 Arizona Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News News Videos Source Type: news

Crews Rescue Injured Hiker Stuck Overnight on South Mountain in Phoenix
  PHOENIX (ABC 15 Arizona)- As temperatures dropped below 50 degrees Wednesday night, a 25-year-old man sat atop South Mountain with an injured ankle, waiting to be rescued. According to Phoenix Fire Department’s Captain Rob McDade, the man was hiking South Mountain last night when he injured his ankle. It is unknown exactly how long the man was exposed outdoors. Read more at ABC 15 Arizona. Related Article: Identifying and Managing Accidental Hypothermia   (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - November 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ABC 15 Arizona Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News News Videos Source Type: news

Decline in Hypothermia Use for Cardiac Arrest After TTR Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Decreased survival also observed, but study limitations prevent causality (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Decline in Hypothermia Use for Cardiac Arrest After TTM Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Decreased survival also observed, but study limitations prevent causality (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Raising the Intubation Bar is Noble, But Not Practical
We thank Mr. Wood and Mr. Podsialdo for their insightful comments regarding the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART) results.  With regards to their comment of prior studies finding better outcomes with intubation than supraglottic airways, one must bear in mind that these prior studies were biased by their retrospective designs; the airway was selected by paramedic choice and may have been influenced by a range of factors such as the patient’s condition, anatomy, the physical environment or the practitioner’s level of comfort. Meta-analysis or systematic reviews of these retrospective studies ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shannon W. Stephens, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Hypothermia Devices raises $11m
Medical device developer Hypothermia Devices has raised $10.7 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently posed SEC filing. Money in the round came from 51 anonymous sources with the first sale dated on March 21, according to the filing. Los Angeles-based Hypothermia Devices is designing and manufacturing cooling and heating devices for medical applications including therapeutic hypothermia, according to the company’s website. The company’s devices are portable, battery operated and are intended for use as both emergency equipment in ambulances and healthcare facilities. Hypothermia Devi...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News hypothermiadevices Source Type: news

Predictors of futility in near-hanging and therapeutic hypothermia - Udekwu P, Vincent R, Petrarca D, Farrell M, Roy S.
This study examines the relationship between clinical predictors, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Hypothermia treatment does not help traumatic brain injury, study finds - Kmietowicz Z.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Effect of early sustained prophylactic hypothermia on neurologic outcomes among patients with severe traumatic brain injury: the POLAR randomized clinical trial - Cooper DJ, Nichol AD, Bailey M, Bernard S, Cameron PA, Pili-Floury S, Forbes A, Gantner D, Higgins AM, Huet O, Kasza J, Murray L, Newby L, Presneill JJ, Rashford S, Rosenfeld JV, Stephenson M, Vallance S, Varma D, Webb SAR, Trapani T, McArthur C.
IMPORTANCE: After severe traumatic brain injury, induction of prophylactic hypothermia has been suggested to be neuroprotective and improve long-term neurologic outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of early prophylactic hypothermia c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Frostbite After Cryotherapy?
Discussion Veruccae plantaris or plantar warts are caused by Human Papillomavirus which causes benign epidermal tumors that often have a cauliflower pattern on the foot that may be elevated or flush with the surrounding skin. Lesions may resemble calluses but the normal footprint pattern is disrupted. The lesions often have pinpoint hemorrhages that appear as black dots. In an immunocompetent individual, the lesions usually have spontaneous resolution within 2 years but the infection may spread to create additional lesions. The lesions may also cause pain or discomfort because of their size or location. There are numerous...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Accidental hypothermia in recreational activities in the mountains: a narrative review - Procter E, Brugger H, Burtscher M.
The popularity of recreational activities in the mountains worldwide has led to an increase in total number of persons exposed to cold and extreme environments through recreation. There is little conclusive evidence about the risk of hypothermia for specif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Hypothermia: A Sign of Sepsis in Young Infants in the Emergency Department?
This retrospective analysis concludes that the prevalence of serious infection in hypothermic young infants in the ED is low. Serious infection is unlikely in infants with isolated hypothermia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attune ’s Oversubscribed Round Shows It Resonates with Investors
Attune Medical is really hitting it off with investors. The Chicago-based company, which was once known as Advanced Cooling Therapy, said it has raised about $15.5 million in an over-subscribed series C round. “This last close of the Series C really occurred because of oversubscription and investor interest in the market,” Keith Warner, Attune Medical’s CEO told MD+DI. The company has really been able to take advantage of that to raise more than it originally targeted.” The EnsoETM (formerly Esophageal Cooling Device or ECD) is designed to modulate and...
Source: MDDI - September 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Hypothermia as an outcome predictor tool in pediatric trauma: a propensity-matched analysis - McCarty TR, Abramo TJ, Maxson RT, Albert G, Rettiganti MR, Saylors ME, Orsborn JW, Hollingsworth AI.
This study sought... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Presenting characteristics associated with outcome in children with severe traumatic brain injury: a secondary analysis from a randomized, controlled trial of therapeutic hypothermia - Rosario BL, Horvat CM, Wisniewski SR, Bell MJ, Panigrahy A, Zuccoli G, Narayanan S, Balasubramani GK, Beers SR, Adelson PD.
OBJECTIVES: To identify injury patterns and characteristics associated with severe traumatic brain injury course and outcome, within a well-characterized cohort, which may help guide new research and treatment initiatives. DESIGN: A secondary analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bundles of Care as a Formula for Resuscitation Success
This article focuses on the critical role of first responders and advanced cardiac life support personnel in the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. It will illustrate how the Take Heart America bundle of care approach has helped to transform the landscape of care for sudden cardiac arrest across the country. Ten years after Ben was successfully resuscitated, the bundle of care has continued to develop. Its implementation contributes to the fact that Minnesota has the best resuscitation outcomes of any state in the nation. A Moving Target For decades, we’ve essentially prescribed to a moving target of guide...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: J. Harold Logan, BS, EMT-P – I/C Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Finding work a struggle in the heat? Scientists discover why
Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School say heatwaves can affect people's ability to think similarly to the freezing temperatures which cause hypothermia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH researchers develop “hibernation in a dish” to study how animals adapt to the cold
Findings may help expand window for storing organs before transplantation, therapeutic hypothermia. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

4 Climbers Die in Swiss Alps After Unexpected Storm
GENEVA (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm coupled with high winds killed four climbers in the Swiss Alps and left five others in critical condition early Monday after they became trapped overnight and couldn't reach shelter, officials said. A total of 14 hikers from France, Germany and Italy were left stranded in the Pigne d'Arolla region, police in southwestern Valais canton said. Authorities deployed seven helicopters as part of rescue efforts. The climbers were caught off-guard by high winds, snow and bitter cold, and were forced to spend the night outdoors, Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said. Several of those...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Special traumatized populations : burns and hypothermia - Mehrotra S, Misir A.
It is important for physicians treating children to be aware of unique presentation that require expertise and knowledge. Two areas of importance when caring for traumatized children are Thermal Burn Injuries, and Hypothermia. Burns commonly result in morb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Author's Reply: Progesterone with or without hypothermia in patients with acute severe traumatic brain injury - Sinha S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Toddler swaddled in blankets due to 'spontaneous hypothermia'
Georgia-May, 3, of Dublin, Ireland has 'spontaneous hypothermia': a condition with only 50 other sufferers worldwide, which causes her temperature to suddenly drop without warning (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recognize the Subtle Signs of Hypothermia
Decreasing body temperature often presents subtly As you arrive at the homeless shelter, a volunteer meets you and your partner and directs you to the alley behind the building. You enter the alley and see a body lying to the side of a dumpster. Moving closer, you see it’s a male in his 20s or 30s. He’s wrapped in blankets and is wearing several layers of clothes and you can’t see much more than the condensation coming from his mouth with each one of his breaths. The shelter volunteer tells you the man’s name is Jeff, that he’s a frequent guest at the shelter. Last night he didn’t show u...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

UK weather warning: ‘Beast from the East’ could trigger symptoms of dangerous condition
WEATHER in the UK next week will see temperatures fall below freezing and a high chance of snow. Nicknamed ‘Beast from the East’, the wintery weather could trigger symptoms of potentially dangerous condition hypothermia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paragonix Tech wins CE Mark for heart transport devices
Paragonix Technologies said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its SherpaPak and SherpaPerfusion cardiac transport systems. The SherpaPak system consists of a single-use, disposable device designed for the hypothermic static preservation and transportation of the donor hearts, while the SherpaPerfusion system is a single-use, disposable device designed for hypothermic oxygenated perfusion preservation and transport of donor hearts. “Having followed the extensive research and product development activities at Paragonix Technologies over the past few years, I am impressed by the intuitive designs o...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Transplants Paragonix Technologies Source Type: news

Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water
Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter. Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903. And while polar plunges have become ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized cold water swimming healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among Seniors
-- Seniors are at heightened risk of hypothermia, the medical term for low body temperature. Older adults lose body heat faster than when they were younger, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. Hypothermia occurs when a person's body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among Seniors
Title: Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 30, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Regarding "Lethal hypothermia - a sometimes elusive diagnosis" - Zivkovi ć V, Nikolic S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Initiating nutritional support before 72 hours is associated with favorable outcome after severe traumatic brain injury in children: a secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled trial of therapeutic hypothermia - Meinert E, Bell MJ, Buttram S, Kochanek PM, Balasubramani GK, Wisniewski SR, Adelson PD.
OBJECTIVES: To understand the relationship between the timing of initiation of nutritional support in children with severe traumatic brain injury and outcomes. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled trial of therapeutic hypothermia ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors
SUNDAY, Jan. 21, 2018 -- Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns. This can be due to chronic health conditions or the use of certain medicines, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Accidental hypothermia as an independent risk factor of poor neurological outcome in older multiply injured patients with severe traumatic brain injury: a matched pair analysis - Winkelmann M, Soechtig W, Macke C, Schroeter C, Clausen JD, Zeckey C, Krettek C, Mommsen P.
PURPOSE: Patients with multiple injuries are particularly susceptible to accidental hypothermia which is correlated with an increased risk of post-traumatic complications and mortality; however, its impact on neurological outcome in cases where there is co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hypothermia
From the desk of Katie Parker, CPNP          Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!Some of the best winter memories created during childhood involve outdoor activities such as sledding, building snowmen and forts, and making snow angels. Before grabbing your sled and heading to the nearest sled hill, review these safety tips to help prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Bundle up! Wear a warm winter coat, insulated boots, gloves or mittens, and a hat. Help keep children dry and warm by dressing in several thin layers.  Take frequent indoor breaks from the c...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - January 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Arctic blast leads to warnings about hypothermia, frostbite
People in vast swaths of U.S. hit by record-setting cold urged to look out for each other, especially the elderly and homeless (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deputy Recalls Rescuing 8-Year-Old Boy From Frozen Pond
NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff's deputy said Tuesday he was desperate and numb from the cold as he punched and stomped his way into a frozen pond on Christmas Day to pull out an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice while chasing his dog. With cuts on his forearms, Washington County sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Thompson said at a news conference that rescuers believe the child was in the 37-degree water for about 30 minutes until the deputy rescued him. "I couldn't feel anything. I didn't notice anything when I was doing it," Thompson said. "I knew that time was of the essence. I had a very sh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Deputy Recalls Rescuing 8-Year-Old Boy From Frozen Pond
NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff's deputy said Tuesday he was desperate and numb from the cold as he punched and stomped his way into a frozen pond on Christmas Day to pull out an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice while chasing his dog. With cuts on his forearms, Washington County sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Thompson said at a news conference that rescuers believe the child was in the 37-degree water for about 30 minutes until the deputy rescued him. "I couldn't feel anything. I didn't notice anything when I was doing it," Thompson said. "I knew that time was of the essence. I had a very sh...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news