Man Pulled From Ocean City Surf In Cardiac Arrest

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Ocean City lifeguards pulled a man from the surf this morning who was in cardiac arrest.

Jessica N. Waters, Ocean City communications manager, says the beach patrol was alerted to an unconscious man found in the surf around 11:15 a.m. at Caroline St.  “Realizing that what happened was sudden and seeing some head trauma,” Waters states, “our lifeguards treated the person as a neck/head injury.  They removed the patient from the surf and used a technique (spinal immobilization) to get him to dry sand.  They performed CPR until EMS arrived and he was transported.”  No update yet as to his condition.

Another person was injured in the surf around 1:15 p.m. at 26th street.  Waters says that too was also a neck injury, however, the patient in that incident was in “good spirits and was showing good movement in his arms and legs when he was transported.”