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Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf

 
Jilly23
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Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
The nearly $2,600 billed to a 17-year-old lifeguard who rescued a drowning boy off the coast of Oregon is being paid by anonymous donors.
John Clark of Vancouver, Wash., a trained lifeguard, jumped through the breakers and heavy swells to reach the boy in the ocean, reported KOIN-TV. Clark then calmed the boy and kept him afloat until watercraft arrived to take them to shore.
Clark and the 12-year-old boy were taken to the hospital, which Clark thought was standard procedure.
But a few weeks later he was billed for the hospital services.
The emergency room bill came to $449. The physician's bill was $227. The 15-mile ride in the ambulance was $1,907. The total bill for saving a young man's life was nearly $2,600.




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Last Edited by Jilly23 on 08/02/2012 08:18 PM
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
the bill goes to the state
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Life-guarding doesn't provide medical insurance?
With freedom comes responsibility.

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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
Life-guarding doesn't provide medical insurance?
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But Obama care will :) :banana2:
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08/02/2012 08:20 PM

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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
People helping people should not be ignored or billed! PIN!
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08/02/2012 08:22 PM

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Thats disgraceful.

This world has became insane.
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08/02/2012 08:24 PM

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Thats disgraceful.

This world has became insane.
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Tell me about it! Insane to help a fellow person... wtf
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08/02/2012 08:25 PM
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
Why would he even consent to go to a hospital? He's the guy that saved the kid, not the kid who got saved. I'd just tell 'em "fuck off, I ain't going" if I didn't have insurance.

Hell, I live in Canada where I would be covered but I would still tell 'em "fuck you."
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Life-guarding doesn't provide medical insurance?
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No, just us upon us apparently.
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
Why would he even consent to go to a hospital? He's the guy that saved the kid, not the kid who got saved. I'd just tell 'em "fuck off, I ain't going" if I didn't have insurance.

Hell, I live in Canada where I would be covered but I would still tell 'em "fuck you."
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THIS^^^^
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08/02/2012 08:28 PM
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Just because you get a bill doesn't mean you have to pay it...
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08/02/2012 08:30 PM
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Makes no sence, wouldn't this fall under the Workman's comp ins claim ??
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Just because you get a bill doesn't mean you have to pay it...
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Hey, lets not vote for Mister Obvious and we will be FINE!
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
The nearly $2,600 billed to a 17-year-old lifeguard who rescued a drowning boy off the coast of Oregon is being paid by anonymous donors.
John Clark of Vancouver, Wash., a trained lifeguard, jumped through the breakers and heavy swells to reach the boy in the ocean, reported KOIN-TV. Clark then calmed the boy and kept him afloat until watercraft arrived to take them to shore.
Clark and the 12-year-old boy were taken to the hospital, which Clark thought was standard procedure.
But a few weeks later he was billed for the hospital services.
The emergency room bill came to $449. The physician's bill was $227. The 15-mile ride in the ambulance was $1,907. The total bill for saving a young man's life was nearly $2,600.




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im sure that was there way of saying thank you?
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Makes no sence, wouldn't this fall under the Workman's comp ins claim ??
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Dan Clark, John Clark's dad, said that although the bill has not yet been paid two people have stepped forward to pay it in full.
"I've been in contact with them [the donors], and they're going to present my son with a check for the hospital," Dan Clark said. "They want to remain anonymous."
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
It wasn't a bill for saving the kids life, it was one for going to the hospital. He really shouldn't have, but he probably didn't know he could say no thank you and walk away.

He's a kid though, so things like that can happen. He won't make the same mistake twice I bet.

*Going to the hospital if it isn't needed. If you aren't dying at the moment, NEVER take an ambulance. It costs too much.

They do great work in the main, so if you need it, it's worth the price, but if you don't, just get a ride with someone else and use some common sense as to if you go or not.
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
Why would he even consent to go to a hospital? He's the guy that saved the kid, not the kid who got saved. I'd just tell 'em "fuck off, I ain't going" if I didn't have insurance.

Hell, I live in Canada where I would be covered but I would still tell 'em "fuck you."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14778597


Last Edited by Jilly23 on 08/03/2012 09:22 AM
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Re: Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boy from surf
So What? This is about the kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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