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Man Airlifted After Suffering Burns

Cause not known, official said

A man was flown to a burn center on board a medevac helicopter early Sunday morning, though the circumstances surrounding the incident remain sketchy.

Brick Police as well as Brick Police EMS and MONOC paramedics responded to a home on Lynnwood Ave. at 3:36 a.m. Sunday for a medical call, according to Brick Police Capt. John Rein.

The resident of the home, a 47 year old male, had what appeared to be third degree burns on his hands, chest and neck. The man was treated for his injuries, but the actual cause is unknown at this time, Rein said.

The Pioneer Hose and Breton Woods fire companies, as well as the Berkeley Township Haz-Mat team and Point Pleasant Decontamination Unit responded to check the residence for any hazardous conditions such as spilled chemicals or fire, though none were found.

The victim, who was home alone at the time of the call, was transported to the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for treatment via MONOC medevac helicopter.

Joseph Woolston Brick October 14, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Human spontaneous combustion? Heard of it, some people say it's real, some say it's an urban legend. Very weird story.
BW October 14, 2012 at 04:30 PM
4 am, chemical burns, interesting. Could be why they are releasing so little info.
J October 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Maybe he tried to magic cream his chest hair??? Odd...
can't say who October 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Yes, and Richard Pryor was out of commission for years. Had somethig to do with inhaling drugs with ether - I think.
WMS826 October 15, 2012 at 12:32 AM
I smell Meth lab
Mess 77 October 15, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I was on my way to wawa this morning and saw the helicopter landing at drum point elem. I was wonderin what happened. I passed by and there were all the cops and fire trucks there.
tony c October 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Sounds like drugs to me. Book him dano.
squanto274 October 15, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Richard Pryor should have died on June 9, 1980. Early in the evening, out of his mind on crack cocaine, the comedian covered himself in rum and set it alight. Before his guests could rescue him, he jumped out of the window of his house in Northridge, California, and ran down Parthenia Street in a ball of flames. Ignoring pleas from passersby, he staggered around the San Fernando Valley suburb for several minutes while his clothes melted into his skin and the flesh on his upper body bubbled and blistered like meat in a wok. Eventually, two cops managed to stop him long enough for an ambulance to arrive
WMS826 October 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Where is hollowman to educate us masses on burns and the treatment there of. Perhaps the state department has him in conference on this middle east biz.
Hollowman October 16, 2012 at 02:06 AM
I'm flattered you think about me so much that you feel the need to mention my name in a post I haven't even commented on! I really must have gotten under your skin, eh? Amazing how small minded you are to hold such a grudge over one disagreeing conversation. Anyway, I usually only comment when facts regarding law enforcement and such are vague or entirely incorrect, either by patch or by commentators. There isn't much to this article to disagree with.
clamdigger October 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM
well if this isn't a coincidence of events; Bannana Boat has a recall for one of their sunscreens because of people "catching fire" after using it and coming into contact w/ sparks or flames. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/banana-boat-recalls-sunscreen-due-183204380.html

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