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James Arthur Ray: Melinda Martin’s Rescue Attempt

by | 16th, December 2009

sweat-lodge-rayJAMES Arthur Ray and the Sweat Lodge Spiritual Retreat matters. Anorak’s Man in LA reports:

ANOTHER eye-opening, if not downright shocking, report from CNN reporter Gary Tuchman on those three sweat lodge deaths at the James Ray “Spiritual Warrior” retreat back in October.

Investigators looking into those deaths that happened during New Age guru James Ray’s “Spiritual Warrior” retreat aren’t giving any details to the media.

But family members of the victims and a former James Ray employee say they’re confident, based on conversations with authorities, that Ray will face criminal charges.

And that’s not the only new revelation from Tuchman’s Monday night report.

During his segment, he spoke with Melinda Martin, the former event planner with James Ray International, who was present on the afternoon of October 8th when the sweat lodge became more like a human oven.

JamesRaySweatLodgeMartin told Tuchman in horrifying detail about giving mouth-to-mouth to one of the dying sweat lodge victims.

“I would breathe into her mouth, her stomach would go up, and when it would go back down again, she would vomit into my mouth. And this happened four times. And I really thought I was going to bring her back. I really thought that she was going to survive.

“My worst point or my most horrifying point was when the ambulances arrived, and the helicopters arrived, and the paramedics came and they… put her in an ambulance, instead of a helicopter. And that was the worst moment for me.”

Martin says authorities she spoke with gave her the discinct impression that many people would be charged in the three deaths.

“I think they told me there might be 10 people indicted,” she said.  “I don’t know who those 10 people might be.”

For a complete transcript of the “Anderson Cooper 360″ segment, click here. – RR

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