/ NEWS: Boulderer "Lucky to be alive" After Rescue
Local paper The Daily Post reports that "His leg got trapped below the tide line and rescuers who freed him said he was lucky to be...
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Not belittling the poor man's injury, but the headline writer is inviting ridicule.
We are all lucky to be alive
Why? 'Lucky to be Alive' is in quotes. Quotes from his rescuers as taken by the Daily Post. Quotes reflect their opinion rather than fact.
Anyway, if I was trapped on a beach below the tide line with a broken leg, then I'd be a bit concerned for my safety!
Ah the joys of seaside bouldering.
Some of my favorite problems are in a secluded cave that floods on the tide so you have to wade out. In there alone on a dark winters night is not the time to incapacitate yourself!
I am lucky they found me, but i was not in imediate danger as i had made sure of the tides before climbing. However due to the nature of the terian i had to be airlifted by a RAF Seaking, and a coast gauard cliff rescue team, which my father happens to be a member.
Any question feel free to ask me!!!
are you really a trigger happy teacher?
Glad you made it out okay.
Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Please tell me you don't teach English?!
ouch on the femur front! assuming its defo your round for a long time amongst your dad and his mates?
I broke my femur (one break in the middle) three years ago while bouldering in the climbing centre falling on a big mat. You just have to do it right. Rescue was a luckily a lot easier (esp. as the guy I was bouldering with was a radiologe of the uni klinik near by ;) ) got the nail in same night and next day the nurse said. please stand up. haha physicly possible though....
Had 6 weeks stationary recovery program with aqua gym, massages and so on and could toprope after 4 weeks and walk probably after 6 so its not the worst thing as long as you dont break a joint.
3 month after in bleau and starting slacklining.... so wont take long before your re fit again.
you can do everything with the nail and taking it out takes 3 days in hospital after 1.5 years.
I m using the nail now to thread my highlines..... quite useful titan tool ;O)
good recovery and do all the physiotherapy u can get!
still lucky u didnt cut the main blood vessels with the bone pieces otherwise it would have been over quite soon.
cheers from rainy glasgow
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