|Citizens honored for life-saving actions|
|Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff|
|Monday, 29 October 2012 12:46|
On October 16, 2012, the Northshore Fire Department presented Meritorious Action awards to a group of local residents who saved the life of a fellow citizen.
On September 15 while at St. Edwards State Park, a man collapsed while walking the grounds of the park. A few people responded immediately and soon realized that the man was not breathing and had no pulse. “I was terrified,” said David Marshall, who was one of the first to reach the man, “at first I just froze.” He asked if anyone knew CPR and Kristen Terpstra jumped in and began chest compressions while other bystanders were directed to call 911 and go for help. When Kristen tired, David Graves stepped in and continued CPR. Park Rangers Mohammad Mostafavinassab and Lukas Peter responded with an AED (automatic external defibrillator) and delivered shocks to the man’s heart. Due to the selfless actions of all those involved, the life of a total stranger, Keith Dotter, was saved. When emergency crews arrived, Dotter had a pulse and was transported to a local hospital. The citizens honored were: David and Alice Marshall of Seattle, David Graves of Bothell, Kristen Terpstra of Kirkland and Mohammed Mostafavinassab and Lukas Peter of Kenmore.
Contact Wendy Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 354-1742 to register. Learn more by going to the American Heart Association website at www.americanheart.org.