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A previously fit and well adult man was brought to the emergency department (ED) by the paramedics with traumatic neck pain. Under the influence of alcohol, he had dived off a pier and his head had struck the seabed. Despite severe neck pain, he was able to swim to shore. The ambulance crew …
Contributors The relevant individuals have been acknowledged in the authorship. HDSJMDO assessed the patient in the ED and requested the radiographs. HW helped HDSJMDO in the interpretation of the radiographs and further management of the patient. DM helped HDSJMDO and HW in writing the manuscript.
Competing interests None.
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