NEW INFO: Jet Skier Airlifted To PCMH

Wildlife investigators say a New Bern man remains hospitalized from injuries suffered when he fell off a jet ski Sunday.

Officials say 30-year-old Adam Brown was out on the Trent River with his family. Investigators say Brown was the only one on the jet ski while other family members rode in a boat.

The call came in that he had fallen off around 5:45 p.m. Rescue workers had to pull him from the river.

Brown was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Investigators say they're headed to the hospital to check on his condition.

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A Craven County communications official says that rescue crews were dispatched to the Madam Moores Lane area in New Bern after a report of an incident involving a jet skier.

The jet skier was located by rescue teams. Eastcare arrived to transport the person to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for unspecified injuries.

The incident is currently being investigated.

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  • by tug Location: New Bern on Jun 28, 2010 at 07:48 PM
    while everything said here about Pitt is correct, there are certain protocols that are followed when EMS and fire arrive. If it involves a head injury of any kind or a trauma resulting in blacking out (among other things), the helicopter is called immediately. While sometimes they turn out to be nothing more than bumps on the head, you can never tell in the field. Better safe than sorry. As a local firefighter, we don't take calling Pitt lightly. The helicopter and Pitt are a valuable tool and save lives. FYI, takes East Care 8 minutes flight time from Greenville to the New Bern area. Can't get to Craven Regional (or whatever its called now) that fast.
  • by s Location: New Bern on Jun 28, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    @ M yes it is the same Adam Brown. He is able to move all limbs this evening...but still needs prayer.
  • by M Location: Greenville on Jun 28, 2010 at 03:14 PM
    I assume this is the same 30-yr old Adam Brown from New Bern that I went to high school with...he broke his neck playing football in high school so it could be that they have more to be worried about with this accident. Hope he's OK whether its the same guy or not...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2010 at 03:09 PM
    thanks ya'll for standing up for your local level 1 trauma center! it sounds have this was called in as a "scene run" which means when EMS arrived, they realized that this was serious and craven wouldn't be able to handle this and that it needed to get to PCMH. by doing so they probably saved the life of the patient. if it had gone to craven, craven would have done the appropriate xrays and what not and would have called pcmh to come and get this patient. EMS did the appropriate thing. this affects none of your healthcare costs. obama does that. roy if you are brave enough state your last name, when you come into MY facility i'll be sure to show you the difference between healthcare facilities.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2010 at 03:02 PM
    Roy, it's been siad many times, but once again, they don't call in EastCare for a broken wrist, if it's bad enough that you see that teal helo coming in, they need a serious trauma center. Craven does not fit into that category.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2010 at 08:42 AM
    They took him to the closest APPROPRIATE facility... That is the standard in emergency services. Craven is a wonderful hospital but not a Trauma center. There are many problems with Health care this isn't one of them.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jun 28, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    To Roy, that's not the answer. Your politicians up in Raleigh and D.C. are the answer. John Edwards is an answer for why. Hope the man is going to be okay.
  • by qwerty on Jun 28, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    No real facts on this. but the fact that they needed a level I tramua center means it was bad stuff. Craven Regional is a good hospital, but Pitt is better. There are only 6 level I tramua centers in NC. Pitt is the closest to us.
  • by Wondering on Jun 28, 2010 at 06:38 AM
    Anyone know what happened or who the injured is? As usual, the New Bern paper and tv station have nothing on this, not even the headline. Praying that the injured person is ok.
  • by Steve Location: belhaven on Jun 28, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    I was at Pitt I.C.U for a duel brain bleed due to blunt force trauma.I was airlifted to Pitt not Craven cause Craven is not a trauma center.
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