Factual error: When performing CPR on Elena, Robert doesn't tilt her head back. As a former firefighter, he would know one of the first steps of CPR is to tilt the victim's head back to clear the airway. His rhythm is also way off.
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Lucas, Kevin Dillon, Emmy Rossum, Jacinda Barrett
The last seven make it to the propeller tubes. Nelson goes to open the door to the propeller tubes and is shot back by the air pressure. Robert decides that he needs to go and shut them off. Christian wants to do it since he is younger and can probably hold his breath longer. As he is talking to Jennifer, her father (Robert) dives down and goes without telling them. Meanwhile, Conor is trapped behind a fence-like wall and his mother and Dylan try and rescue him. Just as the water is over his head Dylan saves him and they head for the group by the propeller tubes. Several minutes pass and Robert doesn't return. We go below the water where Robert is and he is running out of breath. As he runs out of breath he pushes a button that reverses the propellers. He then dies. The group figures out what he did and Dylan throws something in the tubes to make the propellers explode. The group gets out safely, and they jump off the boat and climb in an inflatable raft. A couple minutes later rescue helicopters arrive and save the six of them.
Suggested correction: Tilting the head back to clear the airway isn't practised any more, due to exacerbating possible neck/spinal injuries. Instead, one would do a chin lift to clear the airway. But alas, he didn't do that either.
Paramedic here. The head tilt-chin lift is absolutely still practised today and is definitely our go to manoeuvre for CPR. You're thinking of the jaw thrust manoeuvre where we do it when we suspect spinal injury, which Elena did not have.
Former Volunteer First Responder and Ambulance driver part-time but also volunteer here. It actually depends on the SOP of the company in which you serve. Liability purpose has us practising caution in otherwise duty-to-act scenarios. While you are always to remain either Red Cross or American Heart certified in CPR, ALS guidelines and SOPs still govern the practice in which you are performing and can be effected by the decisions of your local Medical Director, but I digress.
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Question: There is a scene in which Robert Ramsey drowns. Is this true that, during the filming of this scene, Kurt Russell really started to drown?
Answer: According to him, yes: https://www.thefreelibrary.com/BOX+office%3A+Making+drowning+an+art+form%3B+Kurt+Russell+tells+Robin...-a0146253600.
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