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Posted: Sunday, July 1, 2007 10:00 pm

As he has for years, Josh Redding took advantage of a recent warm weekend to go wakeboarding in the Delta.

The 28-year-old Galt resident woke up the next morning and noticed that his leg was sore and slightly swollen.

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  • posted at 7:42 am on Tue, Jul 3, 2007.


    What do you think will happen if you soak your open wound in a dirty river? The Delta along with all waterways and lakes are full of dead fish, animal & human waste, insect larve, rotting vegitation, parasites and bacteria, you don't have to avoid the water, just use common sense!

  • posted at 3:11 pm on Mon, Jul 2, 2007.


    Open wound?, wakeboarding in the Delta? Don't policemen take basic first aid where they learn things like keeping a wound clean and dry, maybe even covered so thing slike this don't happen?

  • posted at 1:30 pm on Mon, Jul 2, 2007.


    Current Lodian, if you cant handle the comments maybe you should not be posting anything. Everyone has the right to their opinion. As Long as everyone is healthy thats all that matters.

  • posted at 8:45 am on Mon, Jul 2, 2007.


    To the "exLodian" that wrote "...he more likely got it from dealing with people on meth then from the Delta..." My husband recently contracted MRSA, not because he is a cop, and not because he is a meth addict. Like Officer Redding, my husband had a cut on his leg. He is a heavy equipment operator and according to his Dr. he more than likely contracted the disease from the dirt that he was digging in (there were no meth addicts in the dirt at the time). Please do more research before you post your comments.

  • posted at 8:39 am on Mon, Jul 2, 2007.


    MSRA is a horriable infection. Recently my father went thru Brain surgery, during his recovery he contracted MSRA from one of the staff members who touched his head would with out gloves on, and from that point on he went down hill, it spred into his throat, chest and legs, needs to say he never came out of his coma state and passed away, This is something you dont mess with.. Please take care of your self.

  • posted at 8:07 am on Mon, Jul 2, 2007.


    As I read this article, I thought it was both unfair and misleading to say that this officer contracted MRSA from the Delta. It is very hard to pinpoint where and how a patient develops MRSA. Are you going to tell me that the large number of people in the nursing homes, that come in contact with this annually, got it from wake boarding in the Delta?

  • posted at 6:34 am on Mon, Jul 2, 2007.


    Tis is for the exlodian. My brother was in the hospital and had been in for several days when he contracted he same infection and had to undergo weeks of antibiotics, so it is not mostly from meth users.



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