Excitement at Mini Golf Too?
I organized a group for mini golf (putt-putt golf) at Funtasticks in northern Tucson. I promised cash prizes but with no guarantee of payment, fantastic views from the high point of the facility and a really fun time. Seventeen people arrived and I sent them out in teams of 4 on this kind of hot, August evening. I was in the last group and had arrived on the 12th hole when I heard someone yelling my name a couple of times. A woman comes trotting on the path and states that a man had collapsed.
Arriving at the scene, a man had collapsed to the ground but sitting upright with someone supporting his back. The man's chin was buried on his chest and breathing was labored. At one point, his breathing stopped and I thought he had passed but then resumed breathing. I called 911 and soon could hear sirens in the distance. Throughout, the operator had me explaining the situation and eventually asked if she could talk to the man. He had revived a bit so I gave him my phone. He explained that he had the flu...…..and was now holding and talking into my phone. I wondered why a person having the flu would participate and potentially expose us? The medics arrived and we dispersed to continue our game. As my group came through to where the man was treated, he had fainted again so they wheeled him into the parking lot and took him to a hospital. He was discharged the following morning, dehydration being the cause of the collapse. Never a dull moment and yes, I cleaned my phone thoroughly before using. Hey, my team won the group score and I had the low individual score. Ok, being a former avid golfer gave me an advantage but the weirdness of the hole designs seems to reward luck more than skill. Back to hiking and cycling.
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