kin seek transfer
The family of Jahi McMath, 13, who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy, wants to transfer her to a nursing home willing to care for her even though doctors have said she is beyond recovery, a lawyer said Thursday.
Before the nursing home can accept her as a patient, however, doctors at Children's Hospital Oakland need to surgically insert breathing and feeding tubes that would allow the new facility to keep her body functioning, the lawyer, Christopher Dolan, said.
Dolan said the facility is in the San Francisco Bay Area and is not equipped to perform surgeries. "We are trying to find somebody who will see her other than a dead piece of meat and will treat her," said Dolan, who is representing Jahi's mother.
A judge this week gave the hospital permission to remove the girl's ventilator after 5 p.m. Monday so the mother had time to appeal. - AP
Divers' bodies found
A father and son who went diving Wednesday with new equipment the boy got as a Christmas present have been found dead in an underwater cave at a north Florida wildlife refuge. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Holly King called authorities after her fiancé, Darrin Spivey, 35, and his son, Dillon Sanchez, 15, didn't return home after a planned dive in the 300-foot deep Eagle Nest Sink cave about an hour and a half north of Tampa. - AP
Victim, 3, mourned