Sunday, January 13, 2008

Best Wishes...

Recently, Got Boof buddy Scot Loveland literally broke his neck (Fracture C1 vertebrae) running the Meadow Run slides in Ohiopyle PA. The basics involve him flipping near the second notch and going upside down over the bottom waterfall causing his head to impact the rocks at the waterfall's base. He was complaining of pain in the neck and numbness in his right arm. He was quickly attended to by his friends Derek, Jessie, and Got Boofer Jeff Macklin who helped to prep him for the paramedics.

When the paramedics arrived, they cut off his drytop (he needed a new one anyway) and decided that he needed an airlift to UPMC Montefiore. Once there, he was diagnosed with a broken neck. Fortunately, his spinal cord is ok, and while he is forced to wear a C-Collar for the next 6-8 weeks, he does not have to have his head placed in a halo. At least now he will have plenty of time to work on his new line of kayaking products coming out under his company Perhaps fashionable C-Collars should be added to the product lineup.

Kayak Habit C-Collar Prototype

From the Got Boof Crew to you Scot, get better soon!!!