Man Found Unconscious on W&OD Trail Identified

by Fatimah Waseem November 13, 2017 at 10:00 am 9 Comments

A man in serious condition at Reston Hospital was identified this morning after Fairfax County Police issued an announcement asking for the public’s help to identify the patient Saturday afternoon.

Family members have been contacted, according to a statement by the police department.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue found the unconscious man on Saturday at 12:42 p.m. on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. He had no identification. He was taken to Reston Hospital Center.

Police issued the following description on Saturday:

The man, a white man in his 30s, weighing around 180 to 200 pounds, was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black running pants, a black skull cap, and white and blue Asics running shoes. He had an iPod and a smartwatch with him.


  • Not so “$mart”

    One thing I noticed is that “$mart” watches in many cases do not report excessive heart rates near real time, instead one has to stop and engage the device to obtain a reading.

    • The Constitutionalist


      • Brain vs tech

        If you got this far I gather you have the muscle to finish

        Garmin sounds ok tho, stopping could actually be bad for the heart

        Take care,

        • The Constitutionalist

          Just curious what any of this has to do with someone being discovered passed out on the trail. Did you make this connection because they mentioned he had a smart watch on him? Would the heart-rate monitor somehow have prevented this whole ordeal? How would we know as no details as to why this individual was found unconscious have been released? What’s that word I’m looking for… non-sequi… hmm, I’ll come back when I remember it.

          Since we’re adding worthless information to the post here goes:

          Sometimes double-knotting your shoelaces doesn’t work and they still come undone and you can trip and bash your head.

          • Help not hurt

            I ll say yes to the first two and ignore the rest of your babble

          • The Constitutionalist

            Ah, the rest was probably too far over your head. Ignorance is bliss, especially in Reston.

          • OldButSlow

            This will solve your shoelace problem. Seriously. I switched about a year ago and have been proselytizing since. The simple one I use now never comes undone and can be released just like a non double knot.


    • OneReally

      Maybe not a smart watch but my Garmin alerts me when I am in certain heart rate zones.

  • Mike M

    Was it heart trouble? Or was he bonked on the head?


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