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Jogger Found Unconscious in a Park Dies, but Not Before Being Identified
NY Times ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Vivian Yee

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 Year’s 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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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Outdoors; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: heartattack; jogger; vegetarian
Sad story -- he was 68, was a vegetarian, eating only raw food since 1994, jogged regularly.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 6:03:59 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

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.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 6:20:50 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom
Surprised, though, that his inhaler had no information as to identity. Maybe he took off the label.

Pro-air and other emergency inhalers I've used in the past have never had any medical information on them.

3 posted on 01/10/2014 6:24:18 AM PST by Malsua
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To: knittnmom

It is also a cautionary tale that people should carry ID, and copy of insurance card, to ensure medical care.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 6:24:43 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Malsua
Pro-air and other emergency inhalers I've used in the past have never had any medical IDENTIFYING information on them...ABOUT ME
5 posted on 01/10/2014 6:25:50 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua

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.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 6:29:20 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Innovative

“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.

.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 6:29:20 AM PST by Mears
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To: Innovative

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.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 6:55:06 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Mears
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.

probably a lonely, broke, divorced dad. Well, they would have found him anyway when he missed his first child support payment.

9 posted on 01/10/2014 7:06:08 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Innovative

You get emergency medical care without having an id.

/johnny


10 posted on 01/10/2014 7:19:31 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Fido969

“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.

.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 7:22:34 AM PST by Mears
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“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.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 7:23:18 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

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.

/johnny


13 posted on 01/10/2014 7:31:39 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mears

What, me bitter?

14 posted on 01/10/2014 7:34:33 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I am glad to hear it, you are very fortunate.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 8:17:34 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Was that your “fall off the mountain” adventure, or something else?


16 posted on 01/10/2014 8:20:15 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

It was the fall. I can’t begin to say what a great job the docs did with a real mess.

/johnny


17 posted on 01/10/2014 8:29:43 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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What were you doing naked on a mountain.

Just out of curiousity.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 8:33:50 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

The guys that found me stripped me out of my wet clothes because I was suffering from hypothermia. I started off wearing clothes.

/johnny


19 posted on 01/10/2014 8:37:30 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 8:39:00 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Innovative

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.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 8:40:37 AM PST by Black Agnes
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