Skip to comments.Jogger Found Unconscious in a Park Dies, but Not Before Being Identified
Posted on 01/10/2014 6:03:59 AM PST by Innovative
For a few days, it seemed that the strange tale of the unidentified jogger who had lain unconscious in a Brooklyn hospital for a week after collapsing in Prospect Park on New Years Eve would end happily.
When his half brother identified him this week as Rynn Berry, it was too late; he was taken off life support on Thursday. When emergency responders took Mr. Berry, carrying keys and an asthma inhaler but no identification, to the hospital at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, he had already gone into cardiac arrest and he soon lost brain function.
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Very sad. Surprised, though, that his inhaler had no information as to identity. Maybe he took off the label. Or maybe it was a nebulizer and not a pre-filled inhaler.
Pro-air and other emergency inhalers I've used in the past have never had any medical information on them.
It is also a cautionary tale that people should carry ID, and copy of insurance card, to ensure medical care.
Thanks for the explanation. My dad and my children all have asthma, and their inhalers always had a label with their name and prescription info.
“It is also a cautionary tale that people should carry ID, and copy of insurance card, to ensure medical care.”
Some years ago this happened here in MA.
A man went jogging on a Friday evening,was struck and killed by a car,and wasn’t missed until Monday when he didn’t show up for work.
So sad. To die alone... and unknown. I don’t know, Innovative... that bothers me. I am guessing medical decisions were made by hospital administrators. Sheesh, I guess we are all alone now with Obamacare.
probably a lonely, broke, divorced dad. Well, they would have found him anyway when he missed his first child support payment.
You get emergency medical care without having an id.
“probably a lonely, broke, divorced dad. Well, they would have found him anyway when he missed his first child support payment. “
You sound a tad bitter.
The man was a young professional from another state, just starting out on a career, who happened to live alone.
“You get emergency medical care without having an id.”
Nobody will admit it, but if you don’t have insurance they will only do the very minimum — which may or may not have made a difference in this case, but I believe in an ounce of prevention. It is easy enough to make a copy of your insurance card and carry it with you, just in case.
I was delivered to the hospital unconsious, naked, and severely injured. The hospitals did a great job keeping me alive. They didn’t get my info until I was out of the coma.
That’s my real-world experience.
What, me bitter?
I am glad to hear it, you are very fortunate.
Was that your “fall off the mountain” adventure, or something else?
It was the fall. I can’t begin to say what a great job the docs did with a real mess.
What were you doing naked on a mountain.
Just out of curiousity.
The guys that found me stripped me out of my wet clothes because I was suffering from hypothermia. I started off wearing clothes.
Ah. It would have been a better story if you’d been celebrating winter solstice in the nude or something and slipped.
Sorry you had that happen tho. You sound like you’re a lucky dude.
Not just access to medical care. For the sake of your next of kin.
One of my grandmother’s cousins went to the corner store for a pack of cigs. In a fairly decent sized city. No ID. Didn’t tell family he was leaving as it was just a short 2 or 3 block walk. Dropped dead in the convenience store. Family searched 2 or 3 days before they finally found him at the coroners. Very traumatic for them.