RATS TAKE HITS, HOSPITAL TAKES RATS
Sunday was also
a tough day for the Rats injuries, looking more like a CFL third quarter than a dragon
Mr. Rob Borreli, our Marketing Representative, took a blow to his back. Heroically diving into the water to prevent a wind-blown boat from slamming into the docks, Rob got trapped between the 4200lb loaded boat and the wooden dock. The heavy mass compressed Robs back and bent leg. Managing to walk it off at first, Rob collapsed into a painful ball on the beach. Amidst hundreds of onlookers, an Oregon doctor and St. Johns ambulance inspected Rob, and eventually gurneyed him to the local emergency room for X-Rays. As of this writing, Robs injuries do not require him to remain as an inpatient in Kelowna.
damaged paddler, Michelle M., took some serious torsion to her shoulder joint, and was
unable to paddle a third heat on Sunday. She
remained with Rob at the Kelowna emergency room. Gratefully,
her injuries are also minor enough to keep her from the hospital bed.
Big cheers for
Rob and Michelle, who have displayed the mettle and spirit that River Rats are becoming
Michelle M. and Rob B., seen a few hours here before their mishaps with injuries.
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