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24 January 2013 @ 11:15 pm
Corin Nemec in Near Fatal Boat Accident  
Best wishes for a full recovery to Corin, who played Jonas Quinn on Stargate SG-1.  

He's in Belize to film his crazy SyFy movie "Poseidon Rex", and the Belize Coat Guard boat ferrying him to location collided with a sinking barge! His femur broke in 3 places & he lost MASSIVE amounts of blood, but he's now still in the hospital waiting for his blood count to go back up after multiple transfusions and major surgery.

The circumstances of the accident point to gross negligence of boating safety by the Belizean Coast Guard ferrying him & his crew to location; Corin asked at the outset of the trip why there were no lifejackets provided to him and his crew PLUS the boat was going too fast when it collided PLUS the pilot didn't see the half-submerged barge. We'll probably know a bit more as the story develops.

Man Injured In Coast Guard Accident Explains

Parker Lewis' Star Corin Nemec in Boat Accident -- Shattered Leg, Extreme Blood Loss

Actor Corin Nemec lost half his blood and nearly his life in a freak boating accident aboard a Coast Guard ferry.

GateWorld: Corin Nemec in Horrific Boating Accident

Fans Tweeting well-wishes; Apophis, Chevron Guy, and Ba'al, too!)

Jonas, Sam and Col Chekov

We're thinking of you, bro, and keeping the #madness fresh for your return.

Current Mood: anxiousanxious
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sg_wonderlandsg_wonderland on January 25th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
What a horrible thing to happen! And the Coast Guard's utter incompetence is mind-boggling!

Best wishes to Corin, hope he has a full recovery!
campylobacter: omgcampylobacter on January 25th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
I just woke from a nightmare that the worst had happened to him. I don't know why I'm so anxious about this. I guess it's because it's knowing there's no way his injuries won't require anything less than a complete stop to his film project, pain meds, and at least a year of physical therapy.

Edited at 2013-01-25 02:21 pm (UTC)
thothmes: Hammond OMFGthothmes on January 25th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
My goodness! Thanks for getting this out there, because I, for one, was totally oblivious.
campylobacter: fearcampylobacter on January 25th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
If this had happened to Claudia or Michael or Rick or Amanda or Chris, I'd be no less worried. Corin's staying upbeat and focusing on his own healing, but soon there should be some sort of investigation into the circumstances. Three other people were injured, too. If the US Coast Guard had been involved instead of the Belizean CG, there's be some serious busting down and court-martials involved.
thothmes: AndItHurtJustLikeThat!thothmes on January 25th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
Of course. I'd be just as concerned if it was the nurse in the background in the infirmary, or Dan Shea, or Airman Westerholm (Amanda Tapping's stand in, who appeared as one of the women in Hathor). A person's value is not determined by their billing!
campylobacter: fearcampylobacter on January 25th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
I keep checking the Belize news site for follow-ups, but the story's no longer a headline. Why don't they care that their Coast Guard failed so badly?
thothmes: Gotta Go!thothmes on January 25th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
Because in small countries, in contrast to huge countries like our own, where things can easily get lost in the shuffle, many of these things are taken care of quietly and behind the scenes. If you are from a small government where every body knows everybody, often these things are taken care of quietly. Heads roll, procedures change, and life goes on without the public shaming and scrutiny. Everybody knows what happened, and it is often best not to dwell, so that no vendettas and feuds are started Of course in certain governments, this means that ugly things are swept under the rug to fester too. I am afraid I don't know enough about the government of Belize to know which is more likely to be the case. Gotta run (literally!).
campylobacter: fearcampylobacter on January 25th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
Given that most Belizean crime is drug & gang-related, and that the country's main money-maker is tourism, I suspect there's rampant corruption in the upper ranks. So a cover-up isn't out of the question.
Perilous Queg: makiquerulouspeg on January 26th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
wow that is intense! Serious injuries but thank goodness he's ok! Will be sending out positive thoughts to him!
campylobacter: HUGScampylobacter on January 26th, 2013 06:09 am (UTC)
I really hope that once Corin's thigh bone knits (IF it knits -- because depending on what sort of fractures they were, he might have lots of hardware pinning him together, and sometimes shattered bones can't knit around so much titanium) that he won't have chronic pain, hip joint problems, and poor circulation in that leg for the rest of his life. I'm hoping he'll have a Cameron Mitchell-style recovery & rehab and be able to walk again -- and run, and skateboard, and do all the things he loved doing before the accident.
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