Thats a tragedy. Would explain why they used all of the adrenaline on the plane (6 ampules) and didn't do diddly. Surprising he got on the plane- its odd for meningitis to arrest early in the piece without some pretty severe preceding symptoms. My mate is a very experienced anaesthetist/ICU consultant and there's not much he hasn't seen or done. For him to be unable to dig someone out of a hole is unusual without some significant mitigating factors. Its never pleasant calling an end to resuscitation on anyone, let alone a 38 y.o young father.