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Sunday, June 06, 2010

A brief update

A few more questions answered

Heard today that the Office of the Medical Investigator has released findings. Apparently Marty had a massive heart attack -- although it's not clear whether it was before or after he hit the water.

So a life jacket might not have saved his life. It would, however, have saved his family and friends 20 days of searching and anguish, and the State of New Mexico tens of thousands of dollars in search expenses, and a couple of other guys the trauma of finding his body on the beach.

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Blogger Vigilante said...

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Sun Jun 06, 07:56:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Pandabonium said...

When I was in college and taking flying lessons, my instructor was a man with thousands of hours of flying experience. He was involved in a mid-air collision and died. They said he had a heart attack which led to the collision. I have always questioned that conclusion. Which event came first? It is some 38 years later, yet it is still with me.

And in this case, with Marty, I wonder if it is a similar case.

Perhaps it doesn't matter, as the outcome in each case is the same. But for those of us in pain, the sequence of events makes some difference.

But what you say also makes sense. In Marty's case, a life vest would have, perhaps, saved a lot of anguish.

May all concerned find peace.

Mon Jun 07, 06:40:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

More bad news ... I got news today that a close colleague was killed over the weekend in a car crash. I liked him a lot; he had the cubicle next to mine.

Sign me up for the funeral-of-the-month club. This will be the fourth in a row. (It would have been the fifth, but I missed the one for a former grad-school mentor who was killed by his girlfriend's violent ex-boyfriend.)

Mon Jun 07, 10:16:00 PM MDT  
Blogger bonnie said...

Oh god. I hope you are at the end of your run of bad news here.

Thu Jun 10, 11:27:00 AM MDT  

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