Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
Three new bills introduced by state Senator Fred Madden last week hope to increase awareness of and prevent the occurrence of sudden cardiac arrest among high school students.
The bills are based on three of the nine recommendations made by the Student Athlete Cardiac Screening Task Force. They plan to create a Sudden Cardiac Events Registry where new cases of sudden cardiac death will need to be reported. They also plan to increase the standards of the mandatory physicals students must pass in order to play sports.
Sudden cardiac arrest is often caused by an underlying genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. During an instance of sudden cardiac arrest, the heart’s beating becomes uncoordinated, and it stops pumping blood to the brain. This can result in sudden cardiac death.
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Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 8:46 pm
A pit bull terrier named Cleo bit a Seaside Park police officer at the L Street beach on Saturday.
The officer was called to the scene after a complaint that someone was allowing his dog to run freely along the beach. The L Street beach has a strict policy that requires pets to be kept on leashes at all times. When the officer arrived, the dog was safely on his leash.
As the officer approached the dog’s owner, it became upset and started growling and thrashing. The owner lost control of his pet, who proceeded to lunge for the officer. The dog bit the policeman’s index finger before its owner was able to regain control. Because Cleo’s owner did not have proof that the animal had received a rabies shot, the dog was supposed to be taken into quarantine.
However, before he could be secured, Cleo escaped from custody, ran into the ocean, and began swimming. He was nearly half a mile into the sea before a Seaside Park Fire Company Water Rescue Unit boat was able to locate and rescue him. Cleo was exhausted and did not attack his rescuers.
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