Kage has posted the entire sequence of the U-37 flip on the Hydropage main page. It's a different angle from what we'd seen earlier.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 8:33 PM
The rescue crews are usually unsung heroes, and most of them probably like it that way. But Saturday's flip really shows the importance of training and preparedness. If you watch the video, you can see the rescue crews moving towards the U-37 before the boat had even settled in the water after the wreck.
The crew that got to Jean Theoret was there incredibly fast and got the job done.
To the Madison Safety and Rescue crew, led by Buddy Gaw, and the ABRA Rescue team, Great job, guys!
LINK: Watch video >>
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 8:17 PM
Jean remains in University of Louisville Hospital in the trauma unit. I spoke with Jane Schumacher a little while ago and they have found nothing internal or external as yet after a CAT scan...We're not out of the woods yet, but everyone is seeing a ray of sunshine emerging. He continues to get stronger and improving.
Sam Cole on Hydropage Forum >>
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 8:12 PM
u3 lane 1
u7 lane 2
u5 lane 3
u48 lane 4
u100 lane 1
u25 lane 2
u22 lane 3
u1 lane 2
u16 lane 3
u17 lane 4
NOTE: Nobody chose lane 1 for Heat 2C
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 5:44 PM
Good News: The latest reports are that Jean Theoret's condition has improved considerably since earlier. His injuries are not considered life threatening.
He was considered in critical condition right after the U-37 flipped and had to be intubated on site and put on a ventilator to assist with breathing. He was stablized at King's Daughter's Hospital, where Dr. Edward Sauris upgraded his condition to stable, but guarded. He was then transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital for further evaluation, where he is currently.
PHOTO: HydroInsider.com Archives
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 5:37 PM
"I came through the turn and just saw a big wall of water and I thought it was his roostertail," said (U-7's J. Michael) Kelly. "I never saw any yellow or anything."
Theoret Stable But Guarded >>
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 5:05 PM
Jean Theoret listed in stable condition as of 6:45pm ET
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 3:46 PM
From Facebook: Oh Boy! Oberto Unlimited Hydroplane Mark Campbell, photographer of the Madison Courier was "Johny on the spot" and captured a picture of the U-37 flip.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 1:33 PM
Theoret condition upgraded to stable, but guarded.
Saturday 4:30pm ET.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:57 PM
Watch video at Go3Racing.com >>
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:56 PM
Heat 1C Results
- U-16 Elam - Dave Villwock
- U-17 Activ Water - Kip Brown
- U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison - Steve David
ONE LAP PENALTY - HIT A BUOY
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:46 PM
ABRA: Jean Theoret is in critical condition and on a ventilator. He was taken to a local hospital, but now will be airlifted to Louisville.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:29 PM
- U-7 J. Michael Kelly
- U-48 Brian Perkins
- U-22 Mike Webster
DNF. U-37 Jean Theoret
Theoret flipped in turn one of lap two. ABRA called the race final and opted not to re-run the heat.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:18 PM
No word on Jean Theoret's condition. He was pulled out of the capsule and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 12:16 PM
Race stopped. Theoret, leading in second lap, flipped the boat upside down in Heat 1B.
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 11:51 AM
HEAT 1A RESULTS
- U-5 FormulaBoats.com - Jeff Bernard (400 points)
- U-3 Chrysler/Jeep - Jimmy King (300 points)
- U-100 Shoreline Propellers - Greg Hopp (225 points)
DNS. U-25 Ken Muscatel
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 11:39 AM
U-22 installs cowling
VIDEOS: Joe McCord
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 10:47 AM
U-3 - Lane 1
U-5 - Lane 2
U-100 - Lane 3
U-25 - Lane 4
U-37 - Lane 1
U-7 - Lane 2
U-48 - Lane 3
U-22 - Lane 4 (Rookie - will start behind other boats)
U-1 - Lane 1
U-16 - Lane 2
U-17 - Lane 3
Posted by HydroInsider.com at 9:46 AM