B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

OTTAWA — When a man on a late-night flight collapsed and lay lifeless on the floor, it was an elected member of Parliament who saved his life.

Todd Doherty was recognized this week for his swift action.

The Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George in June last year when, shortly after takeoff, he heard a loud thud.

A friend who was sitting next to Doherty on the plane turned to him, wide-eyed.

“Do you know first aid?” the friend asked.

Without stopping to think, Doherty ran to the front of the plane, where a man in the front row had collapsed onto another passenger.

“I basically flew into action. It was like a reflex, I guess,” he recalled Thursday in an interview.

Todd Doherty, Conservative MP elect for Cariboo-Prince George. Uploaded Pct. 23, 2015. Handout. FILE SIZE WARNING [PNG Merlin Archive]

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Finding no pulse, Doherty began giving the man chest compressions. A few minutes later, colour began to return to his cheeks and he began to breathe. It was at that moment the MP realized he knew the man he was trying to save.

“I knew his family, I knew his wife. And that’s when you really kind of start thinking about things.”

The pilot turned the plane around and they quickly headed back to Vancouver. All the while, Doherty sat and held the man’s hand, to ensure his pulse remained strong.

When they landed, the man was immediately swept onto a stretcher, bound for the hospital. Doherty, meanwhile, had to reboard his plane to Prince George.

The politician was emotional when recalling this moment.

“That was the hardest thing to do, to leave this man who I knew was really sick and I knew his family,” he said, pausing to …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun

Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.

Ear Spring on Yellowstone’s Geyser Hill went from being dormant on Saturday to spewing steam and water between 20 and 30 feet (6 and 9 meters) high, a height not recorded since 1957, said park spokesman Neal Herbert. It has since continued to erupt at a near-constant height of about 2 feet (0.6 meters), he said.

Ear Spring, named for its resemblance to the shape of a human ear, is one of dozens of geysers, pools and hot springs in Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin — among the park’s top attractions that feature the popular Old Faithful. It last erupted in 2004.

The eruption is among the new thermal activity seen over the last several days on Geyser Hill, just across the Firehole River from Old Faithful.

The activity includes new erupting vents and surface fractures, and it has led park officials to close a boardwalk in the popular Upper Geyser Basin to prevent people from being injured by scalding water splashing on the popular boardwalk trail.

Yellowstone’s thermal basins sometimes undergo significant changes in short amounts of time, but the new eruptions are not a sign of impending volcanic activity, Herbert said.

The changes are continuing and could lead to new or different closures in the basin, he said.

“It’s still in flux,” Herbert said. “There is still water flowing in new places and some of the springs that had been dormant have been erupting nearly constantly.”

Ear Spring isn’t the first dormant geyser to come to life this year. In March, the world’s largest active geyser began the first in a series of eruptions for the first time since 2014.

Steamboat geyser’s eruptions can reach heights of 300 to …read more

Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News

Flight passengers suffer nose, ear bleeding after crew ‘forgot’ to turn on cabin pressure

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 30 passengers from India experienced bleeding from the nose and ears after pilots on their plane “forgot” to turn on cabin pressure, according to multiple news reports.

Jet Airways flight 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur turned around after it took off after the pressure dropped inside the plane.

Oxygen bags deployed from above the seats.

“During climb, the crew forgot to select bleed switch due to which cabin pressure could not be maintained. As a result, oxygen masks got deployed,” Lalit Gupta, joint director general working for the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, told Newsweek.

The airline said in a statement that the flight turned around “due to loss in cabin pressure” and “regretted” what happened.

“The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew, landed normally in Mumbai. All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to a few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose, etc,” the statement said.

Panic situation due to technical fault in @jetairways 9W 0697 going from Mumbai to Jaipur. Flt return back to Mumbai after 45 mts. All passengers are safe including me. pic.twitter.com/lnOaFbcaps

— Darshak Hathi (@DarshakHathi) September 20, 2018

Passengers shared videos of what happened on the plane through social media.

Panic situation due to technical fault in @jetairways 9W 0697 going from Mumbai to Jaipur. Flt return back to Mumbai after 45 mts. All passengers are safe including me. pic.twitter.com/lnOaFbcaps

— Darshak Hathi (@DarshakHathi) September 20, 2018

@jetairways Flight 9W 697 made an emergency landing back in Mumbai. Airplane lost pressure immediately after taking off…scores of passengers including me bleeding from nose….no staff to help…no announcement on board to wear the oxygen mask.passengersafety completelyignored pic.twitter.com/vO9O95aMCP

— Satish Nair (@satishnairk)

Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News