Barber's caddie suffers critical head injury after fall

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 1:22 AM
Barber's caddie suffers critical head injury after fall

HONOLULU (AP) — Blayne Barber's caddie was in critical condition with swelling in his brain from falling on his head at a Honolulu restaurant Saturday.

Barber said his caddie, Cory Gilmer, was in a Waikiki Beach restaurant when he suddenly collapsed and landed on his head. Gilmer was still unresponsive when Barber left the hospital for his third round.

Barber said: "He's in neurological ICU. A lot of bleeding and swelling in his brain. So I went by this morning. That was the last update I had. He's in pretty critical conditions. His parents are flying in tomorrow."

Barber isn't sure what caused his caddie to collapse. He said a trauma doctor in the emergency room said the staff was trying to control the swelling and bleeding without surgery.

Barber was trying to find the intensive care unit at the hospital Saturday morning when he received a push alert on his phone that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii and to seek shelter because it was not a drill.

It turned out to be a false alarm.