Sad news from an earlier story; the jogger in Prospect Park who collapsed has died.

New York Daily News has complete story.

Rynn Berry passed around 12:30 p.m. at New York Methodist Hospital with family and friends flanked at his bedside, said fellow scribe and friend Martin Rowe.

Berry had gone into cardiac arrest after a jog in the park, according to Rowe, and went several days as an unknown before his half-brother Charles identified him, cops said.

“I saw him yesterday and he was unconscious and in a coma,” said Rowe, 48, who only recognized the vegetarian historian when he saw him lying in his hospital bed.

“It was very sad. He was breathing steadily and his heart was beating. He looked at peace.”

 The veggie expert — who ran the New York City Marathon in 1979, according to Rowe – had been running without any identification in Prospect Park on New Year’s Eve.
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  1. JB says:

    This is so sad… Everyone, Everyone should carry ID.. Even going to the grocery store.. I worked at a Center here in Brooklyn, one of my co-workers didn’t come in and did not call, the second day we went on a search..She had a heart attack doing her Saturday shopping, went into a coma, no one at that shopping moment knew her, no ID. She was a busy woman, friends, family, thought she was just rushing around, call tomorrow etc.. She did come out of it… The point is you don’t need a Driver’s license or a government ID…an envelope addressed to you, stuffed in your pocket is fine.. If something happens to you, help will know who you are..

  2. Maureeen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    also, put the ICE in your cell phone (In case of emergency)

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