A horror scenario but it was going to happen sooner or later. Heart attacks in middle-aged surfers are common as hell.
A few more details on yesterday’s “serious incident” at Urbnsurf’s only Australian wave tank that has left a man in a critical condition at Royal Melbourne Hospital.
While the pool’s PR team can’t say much ‘cause of an ongoing police investigation, it can be revealed the surfer, a man in his forties, was pulled from the water unconscious and with a head injury by other surfers who performed CPR on his until the ambo’s turned up.
A review of the footage, says Urbnsurf, showed “the surfer collapsed while paddling out and did not the hit the wall”.
The tank owners have done everything right, which ain’t surprising given they’ve practised for this scenario since it opened two years ago.
The pool has been closed until further notice, counselling has been offered to friends of the man and surfers involved in his rescue and police have a free hand to investigate.
Horror scenario but it was always gonna happen.
Heart attacks while surfing are common as hell; a few years back it seemed like middle-aged surfers in the Mentawais were blowing hearts out every other week.
As for head injuries, yeah, it’s surfing, it’s shallow, it’s concrete.
I’ve seen two first-hand. One, a friend, has never gone back.
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