Ocean City Today

Thousands raised for injured Berlin man, Czech student

By Brian Gilliland | Aug 10, 2017

(Aug. 11, 2017) Two men injured in separate incidents last week have had thousands of dollars raised in their names to help defray the costs of their injuries.

Richard Tesar, 30, of Berlin, was injured early last Sunday morning as he attempted to jump off a 22-foot boat at the inlet, but instead slipped and fell, according to Natural Resources Police.

Tesar, a manager at Fish Tales, was on the boat with six other people at the time of the incident.

According to an update on Tesar’s GoFundMe page posted last Friday, Tesar suffered a broken neck, but had pulled through surgery and his doctors were optimistic.

At the time of the incident, Tesar’s injuries were reported to be life-threatening, and he was rescued by the Coast Guard and taken aboard along with Ocean City EMS staff before being medevacked to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

As of Wednesday, his condition is listed as “serious.”

Serious condition generally means the patient’s vitals are unstable and not within normal limits.

The fundraiser in Tesar’s name has met its goal of $5,000, with organizers ordering wristbands in support of the fundraising effort being made available this week. All proceeds are reported by the organizers to go directly towards the GoFundMe total.

Petr Konig, 20, a J-1 student visiting the resort from the Czech Republic this summer suffered a crushed pelvis and broke both of his legs after entering a trash compactor for unknown reasons and the device activated. A coworker at the Carousel Hotel, where Konig is employed but was off duty at the time of the incident, apparently heard the compactor and Konig and triggered the emergency stop.

Konig was medevacked to Shock Trauma in Baltimore that night, and was listed in fair condition as of last Wednesday. This Wednesday, his condition has been upgraded to “good,” according to the hospital.

Good condition generally means the patient is conscious and stable.

The GoFundMe site established for Konig, has nearly doubled its $5,000 goal, with donations coming in from domestic and Czech-speaking benefactors.

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