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Old 31st August 2019, 22:34   #1
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A person died of heart attack during a Gypsy rally organised by Balehonnur Sports club in Chikmagalur district. The driver has been identified as 43 year old Kabbinahalli Aravind. The rally was organised in a Coffee Estate at Balehonnur. Mods, please merge this post if there is any related thread.

Source: https://kannada.oneindia.com/news/ch...ly-174860.html
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43 is a rather young age to die of a cardiac arrest. Sad to hear this and feel sorry for his family. I hope the organizers won't get blamed in the typical blame game that sometimes unfolds. Clearly he had a medical situation brewing before this.

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May God bless his soul. Sad.

Don't know what triggered this heart attack, but it should serve as a reminder to all of us while offroading (and otherwise) = don't push your body too much, be well hydrated and carry food along. 4-wheeling can involve a lot of walking & physical activity.

One reason I gave up offroading in April & May is that the heat zapped the hell out of me (no a/c in my Jeep). On some occasions, I've returned home completely drained.
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This is very saddening.

We should take this as a reminder to get ourselves checked from time to time, especially something as rough/exhilarating as off-roading or any motorsport in general.
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RIP!

This is why I insist that basic first aid course is a must before any excursion - offroad or trekking where one will be in the wilderness. Maybe a life could have been saved.

In our group of off-roaders here in mumbai, everyone does a one year refresher first aid course.
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