I can probably help – Dr Venita Munir

I’m on my knees in the wet sand, leaning over a woman younger than me. She’s clothed in jeans and a t-shirt, which has been pulled down to expose her chest. She is cold and grey. Her eyes stare, pupils huge and cloudy. My impression is she’s dead. I insert the airway tube and frothy pink water gushes out of her windpipe. She has no pulse. We strip off her wet clothes, trying to let the sun warm her.

The rip dragged her out.

Watch Dr Venita Munir re-tell I can probably help


imageI can probably help by Dr Venita Munir appears in EMERGENCY: Real Stories from Australia’s ED Doctors, available now from Penguin Books Australia.


imageDr Venita Munir

Venita Munir is a Melbourne based writer, editor, and emergency physician. She is enjoying a hiatus from her medical career, studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She currently works in medical publishing and is writing her first novel.

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