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Loch Sheldrake, NY - Lightning Hits Stranded Boater, Her Rescuer

Published on: August 1, 2010 04:01 PM
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Photo illustration Lock Sheldrake lake taken July 18 2010 Photo Shimon GifterPhoto illustration Lock Sheldrake lake taken July 18 2010 Photo Shimon Gifter

Loch Sheldrake, NY - Hatzolah responding to Morningside Park at Brickman Road for 2 boaters who were struck by lightening after a storm passed the area.

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One boater a 22-year-old woman from New Jersey, Leah Nesha bas Baila Malka, apparently became stranded on a row boat with three other people.

20-year-old Devin Corbit, a Morningside Park worker, went out in his row boat to assist the stranded people.

A lightning strike knocked the two into the water.

They were rescued by lifeguards and rushed by Hatzolah and Mobile-Medic to Catskill Regional Medical Center post cardiac arrest but conscious. But both are said to be in extremely critical condition.

The pair to be transferred to Westchester Medical Center.


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 Aug 01, 2010 at 04:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Great job by Hatzloah for bringing back both patients

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 04:31 PM chmorrison Says:

I have just been listening on my scanners to the rescue operations. I had heard cardiac arrest and then I heard electrocution and then I heard two patients, so now that you have mentioned lightning I understand.

I am glad the patients are still alive, and I hope they are able to be saved.

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 04:53 PM ES85 Says:

Wow! What a dispatcher! It takes quite professional skills to dispatch two cardiac arrests in the mountains while dispatching a fire in BP with reports of people trapped.
GO ES85 GO!

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 05:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Refuah Shleima to both of them,
Any name??

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 05:33 PM Anonymous Says:

Refuah Shleima to both of them,
Any name??

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 05:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Please be Mispallel for Leah Nesha bas Baila Malka.

I got 1-10

Keep it going

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 05:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Please be Mispallel for Leah Nesha bas Baila Malka. Other person was employee from Morning Side park.

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 06:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Car 1 came good to use!!

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 07:40 PM Anonymous Says:

These two patients were brought out of cardiac arrest using a piece of equipment called a defibulator.
The human heart has something called a SA Node that gives off an electrical impulse which causes the heart to beat. When the rhythm is interrupted, either by a block in the heart, or, as in this case, by an outside electrical impulse, the heart goes into an un sustainable rhythm called V-Fib.
The way to reset the hearts rhythm is by giving it a controlled shock using a defibulator.
This equipment is expensive and unfortunately, not all Hatzalah members are equipped with this life saving device.
You can change that.
Go to www.hatzalah.org/donate and donate today.

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 07:46 PM sechel hayoshor Says:

Don't know where you get your info but leah is in VERY critical condition. She has been transferred to westchester and is still unconscious. Please continue to be mispallel.

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 08:10 PM Anonymous Says:

#8 What's car 1 anyway??

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 Aug 01, 2010 at 08:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Thanx to chaim shia k. From catskill hatzolah, he's the best

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 Aug 02, 2010 at 08:21 AM C Coordinator Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

Thanx to chaim shia k. From catskill hatzolah, he's the best

Oh, really? C38 wasn't even dispatched!

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 Jul 19, 2011 at 04:24 PM Wrong Picture Says:

The boating business in the picture is at a different lake the business pictured is Loch Sheldrake Boating on 52 in Loch Sheldrake. My family, friends and i have been going boating at the business pictured for more then 30 years and i have never had any problems.

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