A great release from last week from the county on some terrific county employees performing great deeds in our community. Take a read!
****DOUGLAS COUNTY EMPLOYEES PERFORM HEROIC DEEDS****
Employees of the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department recently performed heroic deeds far and above their regular duties, and helped save the lives of others.
On March 18th, a woman pulled her vehicle into the fire lane of the Boundary Waters Aquatic Center and rushed into the facility to inform the staff that her sister was in the car and was having difficulty breathing. A front desk staff member called 911 while two of the Aquatic Center staff members – Heather Rice and Nathan Robinson – who are certified Emergency Medical Technicians rushed out to provide assistance. They found the woman in an unconscious/unresponsive state and proceeded to provide emergency care. By the time paramedics arrived on the scene, the woman had been stabilized and was conscious and responsive.
On March 23rd, a special needs visitor wandered into the Deer Lick Park pond and became submerged under the water. Park Security Officer Sam Roton was on patrol and entered the water and saved the child. The child had become disoriented and frightened and struggled against Officer Roton, but the Officer was able to successfully bring the child out of the water.
Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan stated that “these heroic actions show the character of our County employees – rising to whatever is needed to help others. I am very proud of these Parks and Recreation employees and their unselfishness and service to our citizens.”
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recognized these heroic actions during its April 19th meeting.
And as always, thanks to Wes Tallon from the County for the great information!