Medical Miracle for Trapped Skier on Icy Slope

Medical Miracle for Trapped Skier on Icy Slope

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ski.rescue-ketil-singstad.jpgAn expert skier fresh out of medical school fell submerged into an icy river and became stuck for 80 minutes, with no pulse or respiration. Her accident led to a revelation about treating accidental hypothermia. Doctors did CPR continuously on a helicopter trip to the hospital and her blood was slowly warmed.

(Read the report in CNN)

Mountain rescue, photo by Ketil Singstad; Thanks to Pam Guthrie for submitting the link! 

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