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Colosio Reporte Medico

Colosio Reporte Medico

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UNCLASSIFIED E4 UNCLASSIFIED RELEASED IN FULL PAGE 01- • TIJUAN 00456 240523Z ACTION ARA-01 INFO LOG-00 CCO-00 CIAE-00 C-01 OASY

-00 DODE-00 DOEE-00 HA-09 H-01 TEDE-00 INR-00 L-01 ADS-00 NSAE-00 NSCE-00 OMB-01' PA-02 PM-01 PRS-01 P-01 SNP-00 SP-00 SS-00 TRSE-00 T-00 USIE-00 PMB-00 /019W ------------------33AA83 240524Z /38 0 240517Z MAR. 94 ZFF4 FM AMCONSUL TIJUANA TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 6769 AMEMBASSY MEXICO NIACT IMMEDIATE INFO ALL USCONS MEXICO IMMEDIATE UNCLAS TIJUANA 000456 E.O. 12356: N/A TAGS: PGOV, PINS, MX (COLOSIO MURRIETA, LUIS DONALDO) SUBJECT: MEXICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SHOT, DEATH CONFIRMED 1. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER PERSONNEL WHO WERE AT THE TIJUANA GENERAL HOSPITAL SAY THAT MEXICAN DOCTORS ADVISED THEM LUIS DONALDO COLOSIO WAS DEAD. PRINCIPAL OFFICER SPOKE BY TELEPHONE WITH FLIGHT NURSE PATRICIA SKAGLAND, WHO WAS ABAORD THE LIFEFLIGHT HELICOPTER THAT LANDED AT THE GENERAL HOSPITAL TO EVACUATE COLOSIO TO UCSD MEDICAL CENTER IN SAN DIEGO. SHE PROCEEDED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, WHERE VARIOUS MEXICAN DOCTORS PROVIDED A RUNNING ACCOUNT OF EFFORTS TO STABILIZE UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED PAGE 02 TIJUAN 00456 240523Z COLOSION. 2. DOCTORS TOLD SKAGLAND THAT COLOSIO HAD RECEIVED TWO HEADWOUNDS. CPR WAS ADMINISTERED CONTINUALLY, AND HAD BEEN IN PROGRESS FOR AN HOUR AND 45 MINUTES AT THE TIME SHE ARRIVED. DOCTORS TOLD HER COLOSIO HAD NO PULSE OR BLOOD PRESSURE AND THAT BRAIN TISSUE WAS VISIBLE FROM HEAD WOUNDS. THEY TALKED OF PERFORMING A HEAD DECOMPRESSION TO RELIVE PRESSURE ON THE BRAIN. AT A LATER POINT, THEY ASKED IF A "CPS" MACHINE (CADIOPULMONARY BYPASS MACHINE) COULD

UNCLASSIFIED THE HELICOPTER TO FLY TO SAN DIEGO'S SCRIPPS CLINIC TO PICK UP THE MACHINE AND TWO TECHNICIANS. AFTER FURTHER DISCUSSION, HOWEVER, DR. DAVID HOYT, CHIEF OF TRAUMA AT UCSD MEDICAL CENTER, CANCELLED THIS UNDERTAKING. EVENTUALLY, THE DIRECTOR OF TIJUANA'S GENERAL HOSPITAL, WHOM FLIGHT NURSE SKAGLAND SYAS IS NAMED DR. GUERRERO OR DR. CARRERA, TOLD HER THE LIFE FLIGHT HELICOPTER WAS NO LONGER NEEDED AND COULD DEPART. 3. SKAGLAND DESCRIBED A CHAOTIC SCENE AT THE HOSPITAL, WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT WHERE THE HELICOPTER HAD LANDED. DISORGANIZED POLICE PRESENCE, CROWEDS IN THE HOSPITAL LABBY, AND MUCH SHOUTING AND CONFUSION. SHE SAID SHE FELT AFRAID FOR THER SAFETY WHILE TRANSITING THE PARKING LOT LANDING PAD AND PUSHING THROUGH THE CROWD TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. DR PETER ROSEN, PHYSICIAN IN CHARGE OF UCSD MEDICAL CENTER EMERGENCY ROOM, MADE THE DECISION THAT THE HELICOPTER SHOULD RETURN TO SAN DIEGO. 4. DOCTOR HOYT ASSURED PRINCIPAL OFFICER THE COPIER WOULD UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED PAGE 03 TIJUAN 00456 2405232 BE MADE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE IF THERE IS A QUOTE MIRACULOUS UNQUOTE TURNAROUND IN THE PATIENTS' CONDITION. PRINCIPAL OFFICER WAS IN TOUCH WITH INS/SAN YSIDRO PORT OF ENTRY DIRECTOR, WHO IS STANDING BY TO CLEAR VEHICLE TO PERMIT THE HELICOPTER TO LAND THERE ON STANDBY, SHOULD THIS BE NEEDED. (THE PORT OF ENTRY IS ABOUT 5 MINUTES FROM THE HOSPITAL BY ABULANCE). 5. AS THIS WAS BEING DRAFTED MEXICAN TELEVISION REPORTED THAT PRESIDENT SALINAS' OFFICE HAD ANNOUNCED THE DEATH OF COLOSION. CUBBSION UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED

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