Thomson teen recovering from weekend boating injuries

Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:06 AM
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THOMSON, Ga. -- A Thomson teen is recovering at McDuffie Regional Medical Center after he was injured in a Memorial Day weekend boating accident.

Jay Bieltz, an 18-year-old rising senior at Thomson High School, received a deep laceration underneath his left armpit and his spleen was removed during emergency surgery Sunday, according to his father, Dr. John Bieltz, an orthopedic surgeon in Thomson.

“He’s going to make a full recovery,” Dr. Bieltz said. “He’ll be back. He’s really got such a great attitude. We’re just so thankful to God and to the entire medical team at our hospital for doing what they did for him.”

The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Thurmond Lake between Raysville Marina and Raysville Boat Club, according to Ranger 1st Class Class Brian Adams of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

Jay Bieltz was one of three young men on an inner-tube being pulled by a boat operated by Taylor Carrington, of Thomson, Ranger Adams said. The ranger said Mr. Carrington, a college student, “misjudged” the distance between his boat and Dr. Bieltz’s boat on a turn. Two of the young men on the inner-tube jumped into the water, but Jay Bieltz was thrown into the bow of his father’s boat.

The injured youth was pulled to safety and taken to McDuffie Regional Medical Center by private vehicle with a police escort.

“There wasn’t time for an ambulance,” Dr. Bieltz said. “Jay needed emergency care right away.”

The accident remains under investigation, according to Ranger Adams. No charges have been filed.

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wise ole man
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wise ole man 05/28/09 - 09:36 am
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I saw the accident- glad to

I saw the accident- glad to see such a great recovery. I really thought he was messed up pretty bad if not dead.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 05/28/09 - 11:41 am
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NOt sure what grouse meant by

NOt sure what grouse meant by this comment concerning GOD being pro verses reactive. GOD protected this young man from a worse fate than what he was dealt. GOD can not prevent us from doing dumb things or being in dangerous situations but through prayer and HIS mercy, HE sustains us.

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prayingforthisworld 05/28/09 - 12:46 pm
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Very well said Wise Ole Man!

Very well said Wise Ole Man! We just need to pray for people like Grouse. All things happen for a reason.

Ode
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Ode 05/28/09 - 01:24 pm
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Things happen based on

Things happen based on science like physics and chemistry and biology.

Lakefront1
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Lakefront1 05/28/09 - 03:30 pm
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God permits us to make

God permits us to make decisions. He permitted you to reject him. He permits others to accept Him. He is certainly real--as real as the wind. You can feel the wind but can't see it. That doesn't mean it's not there. God is real as understanding right and wrong. The actual existence of right and wrong can only be seen in those who participate in it. I'm sure, grouse, you are a fine person. However, you need to feel the wind and thank God for his compassion (Romans 1:20).

Lakefront1
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Lakefront1 05/28/09 - 03:35 pm
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And one more thing, the One

And one more thing, the One True God will not force Himself on you, grouse. However, He is there if you truly ask for Him. And He will make Himself known to you but only if you are sincere.

BarstoolDreamer
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BarstoolDreamer 05/28/09 - 06:53 pm
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I agree grouse...believe in

I agree grouse...believe in the magical man in the sky, because believing in the easter bunny is just silly!

Lakefront1
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Lakefront1 05/28/09 - 07:45 pm
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Not believing in God does not

Not believing in God does not change the fact that He is. The evidence speaks for itself. For that matter the witnesses over the centuries must be considered true until they can be proven otherwise. People like Abraham, Moses, King David, John, Paul etc. had voices and spoke of what they saw. Even Josephus, who was not a believer, spoke of the holiness of Jesus. However, I will say I appreciate your arguments.

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Lakefront1 05/28/09 - 07:52 pm
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In 1985 I was ready to leave

In 1985 I was ready to leave my wife and family to try to find something that wasn't there. My wife stayed after me until I went to someone who told me of things I did not understand. It was there I fell to my knees and asked Christ to save me from the price of the sins I committed. I knew a life like mine could only end in hell. I know, and no one will make me believe any different, God changed me then and there. God is alive and will do the same for you if you'll just accept His son, Jesus Christ, as your Savior.

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laprince 05/28/09 - 11:08 pm
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Grouse why are you so mad at

Grouse why are you so mad at God. You are showing your bitterness on here. God loves you. In the bible, Romans chapter 1, God says he gave every man the knowledge of him. You are just ignorant to the Word of God because you haven't read the bible. I understand. But who you gonna call in trouble. Certainly not Ghostbusters. Try Jesus dear.

laprince
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laprince 05/28/09 - 11:11 pm
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Remember this also Grouse,

Remember this also Grouse, God gave us free will. We make choices, right or wrong. If we pray and talk to God about our choices we would be safe.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 05/29/09 - 06:05 am
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GOD was proactive when he

GOD was proactive when he allowed HIS son to die on a cross for the sins of men like men and unfortunately Grouse & Barstooldreamer. What do I have to lose by believing- nothing. What do you have to lose Groase & barstool- eternal life.

Lakefront1
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Lakefront1 05/29/09 - 07:08 am
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It is fortunate that our God

It is fortunate that our God died for Grouse & Barstooldreamer. Now they too are in line for His grace--His acceptance--if they will accept God's Sacrifice, Jesus Christ. Be kind, wise ole man. You, the others and I represent the kind, good, and gracious God.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 05/29/09 - 08:04 am
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Being kind- just stating

Being kind- just stating facts

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