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Pswirley
07-05-2009, 11:10 PM
Dude next to me has a diabetic shock seizure and goes belly up with limp arms. Fucking guy was drowning and I thought he was deaded. Waves coming and this guy is completely under just taking water and taking water.


I paddle over to him and get there the same time as a female lifeguard and she cant get him out of the water. I pulled him up and put him on my board and she swam us in while I pinned his chest and arms down because he was seizing and going into shock. Got dude into shore, he pukes a fucking gallon or so of salt water and is doing okay.


Just wanted to let you know to be careful out in the water. On side note, I had to help a kid out today who got stuck in the rip current and was getting pulled out.


Weird day at the beach but I did rip for a bit in between my heroics.

BADwayz
07-05-2009, 11:22 PM
Good job, SuperSwirls

Pswirley
07-05-2009, 11:31 PM
Yeah, I think people often underestimate fat guys.

SeanDub
07-06-2009, 12:14 AM
Nice work bro!

grippymonkey
07-06-2009, 12:41 AM
Nice work bro! The only thing you did wrong was pin him down. When someone is shaking/seizing you should let them do it. It actually doesn't hurt them as much as it looks, and you can hurt them worse trying to stop them. I understand you had to keep him on the board though.

I have my lifesavings and CPR certification through the police department.

M.Burroughs
07-06-2009, 12:41 AM
...and now you're my hero. <3

M.Burroughs
07-06-2009, 12:42 AM
Nice work bro! The only thing you did wrong was pin him down. When someone is shaking/seizing you should let them do it. It actually doesn't hurt them as much as it looks, and you can hurt them worse trying to stop them. I understand you had to keep him on the board though.

I have my lifesavings and CPR certification through the police department.

You are, though, supposed to hold their head, correct? To keep them from injuring themselves?

Pswirley
07-06-2009, 12:52 AM
Bro, I didn't know what the fuck I was doing. I can swim my ass off and for long durations. It doesn't make sense to me either. I just saw a guy about to be deaded and instinct and situational awareness said save this dudes life.

I was just trying to make sure he stayed on the board by wrapping an arm around his mid section and holding the arm closest to me to keep from getting bopped in the grill.

grippymonkey
07-06-2009, 01:05 AM
you definately saved his life... he would be floating out there somewhere right now


You are, though, supposed to hold their head, correct? To keep them from injuring themselves?

Nope... if someone is seizing you should leave them alone unless they had something in their mouth they could possibly swallow or choke on like a pencil or food. When they stop seizing you would place them in the recovery position which is on their side with their bottom arm out and the other arm tucked close to their body.

southpaw
07-06-2009, 01:14 AM
Damn.... scary shit.

Travis
07-06-2009, 01:41 AM
So, you saved someone's life?

schroedin
07-06-2009, 01:43 AM
...and now you're my hero. <3
Took da words right out mah mouf.

Dr.AK
07-06-2009, 05:37 AM
All hail SuperSwirls!

No kidding man, you did a good thing there.

Pswirley
07-06-2009, 10:28 AM
After he puked up all of the water and then kind of came too. He said he was diabetic and they gave him a coke. 10 minutes later the guy was up and walking around like nothing ever happened.

I on the other hand, was shook.

SeanDub
07-06-2009, 11:57 AM
Did he thank you?

Pswirley
07-06-2009, 12:44 PM
I dont even think he realized it was me. When he came to there were paramedics and lifeguards all around him.

TheNeek
07-06-2009, 02:16 PM
Where were you when Billy Mays needed a hand?

grippymonkey
07-06-2009, 04:16 PM
^ haha

B Rod
07-06-2009, 04:25 PM
Damn dude. Well good fuckin work. Very likely he wouldn't have been able to just get up and walk around if it wasn't for you. Cheers to your bravery and heroism.

Pswirley
07-06-2009, 05:10 PM
In retrospect, I should have done the Hasselhoff beach jog up the sand.

schroedin
07-06-2009, 05:37 PM
Where were you when Billy Mays needed a hand?
:(

1fckoln
07-06-2009, 06:30 PM
Yeah, I think people often underestimate fat guys.

that they do, Casey seriously your awesome for doing that man.

punkhop83
07-07-2009, 08:33 AM
Good job man.. Now thats something u will never forget!

Ieatpeople
07-07-2009, 08:44 AM
always good to hear stuff like this. makes my faith in humanity a little stronger. i know that most people would of just watched and freaked out.

Pswirley
07-07-2009, 12:38 PM
I think that if I hadn't been in the military and trained to be drawn to danger, I may have sat there and freaked.

1fckoln
07-07-2009, 01:38 PM
I think that if I hadn't been in the military and trained to be drawn to danger, I may have sat there and freaked.


You were in the military?

ginger_snaps
07-09-2009, 01:09 PM
:Ddamn thats crazy, worse thing i did was decide to agree with my friends to go bodysurfing in the middle of a hurricane HAHAHA, fun times

nyy42
07-10-2009, 04:08 AM
Some people don't belong swimming in the ocean. Stick to their backyard pools. I love going out a good bit in the ocean with friends but theres always the idiot who trys to follow us and can't swim well enough to be a few hundred yards off the shore. Last week at the beach me and my friend mike were swimming right next to some dolphins off the beach in ocean city,md

schroedin
07-10-2009, 10:49 AM
hell yeah haha

Gator
07-12-2009, 01:03 PM
cha brah! I really want to learn how to surf