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Scott Loveland Injured on Slides of Meadow Creek, Ohiopyle PA

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:39 pm Best Wishes For A Speedy Recovery To Scot Loveland. I wanted to update everyone on Scott's status, to stop any rumors, bring everyone up to speed, and allow everyone to send their best hopes and prayers on for his speedy recovery.

Today, 1/12/08 Scott flipped over in the Class V Slides rapid of Meadow Run in Ohiopyle and sustained a sharp blow to his head and/or neck. He was recovered by boaters in the pool at the bottom, where he complained of neck pain and numbness in his right arm. Paramedics were called to the scene, and it was decided that he would be life flighted to a trauma hospital in Pittsburgh.

There is good and bad news to follow: The bad is that Scott sustained a fracture to one of the vertebrae in his neck. The good news is that he has feeling and motion in all of limbs. They are waiting for an MRI to decide how to progress with his treatment from here. Our thoughts go out to him and his family in the troubled times ahead, may you have a speedy rec overy. Our thoughts also go out to Jeff, Derek and Jesse whose quick and appropriate action on the scene likely aided in maintaining Scott's mental and physical where-with-all following the accident.