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Former Diamond Dog Ryan Duffy Paralyzed After Diving Accident

Here is an article from the about former Diamond Dog Ryan Duffy's diving accident and the injury that has paralyzed him from the neck down.

It began as a fun idea to jump off a dock and into the Atlantic Ocean. But it quickly escalated into a fear-riddled ambulance ride. When Duffy dove into the water, it was too shallow, causing him to break his neck.

An off-duty firefighter saw Duffy being pulled to shore by his friend and immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Duffy is paralyzed from the neck down due to three broken vertebrae, which are now replaced with metal, and has a tracheotomy preventing him from speaking.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ryan Duffy and his family for a speedy recovery.