Appreciation for quick action by neighbours, fire department and ambulance
To the Editor:
On January 14 at about 10 a.m., I was on my way down our driveway to meet my wife and get the car when I slipped and found myself in a semi-conscious state on the driveway. I had banged my head and was out for a few seconds or minutes, I don’t know.
I recall waking to sounds of, “Mr. are you all right?” It was clear that I was not and the ambulance was summoned. Between the good samaritans, members of the Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance staff, they were able to transport me to the water taxi and pass me off to members of the West Vancouver Fire Department and the crew from the West Van ambulance. This happened in a remarkably short period of time.
Considering my size (that of a large marine mammal), it was a bit of a miracle that I didn’t wind up being released into my aquatic environment.
I arrived at Lions Gate Hospital to what appeared or sounded like a disaster zone. They had been slammed really, really hard and there were 40 or so waiting for treatment.
Eventually I got scanned and released, Elena at my side. I made my way back to Bowen on the 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. boat. I am now banged up, but not seriously injured, I hope.
This is thanks, I think, to the quick thinking and fast action by all those involved. It is them I wish to thank for rendering these services to me with only the best of intentions.
Thank you all again, I just wish I could remember who you are so I could do it in person.