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Medical Examiner in Utah amazed! (4 Posts)
Medical Examiner in Utah amazed!Aguy dies from CO poisoning boating on Lake Powell and the Medical Examiner was quoted to say "That is really unusual because he was boating on an OUTDOOR lake!" Do some places have indoor lakes?
hate those indoor lakes!http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/213779061.html
It would seem there could be several mechanisms for CO poisoning what "at the lake". As for CO from an indoor lake, you could reference the Zamboni at an ice rink I guess ;-)
Medical Examiners:Not all Medical Examiners are as astute as Dr. Quincy, Dr. G or Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
Some of them don't understand that if you are traveling slowly in a power boat, downwind (the wind blowing on to the stern, not the bow), the exhaust will be sucked into the cabin enclosure. Anyone below deck in the cabin can be easily overcome by CO. Anyone standing under a canopy on the deck can be overcome.
What is it that Steamhead says? "You can't fix stupid"? The same with stupid empirical statements.This post was edited by an admin on July 12, 2013 2:58 PM.
Two boats inmy family both have low level CO detectors on board. Many years ago while boating and swimming of the back of the boat one of my son's friends 15 years old hanging on to the back of the boat suddenly just disappeared. We looked for him frantically and finally found him underwater passed out. We pulled him aboard and fortunately he was okay. I was convinced that he was overcome by the exhaust from the boat which had just been fired up as we were getting ready to go ashore.
A week or so later I decided to test my concern so we tested at the rear of the boat and found very high levels of CO. Point never swim of the back of a boat when it is running always shut everything down before entering the water.