For unknown reasons, a Kennebec County inmate suffered a severe medical emergency while at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset and became unresponsive the morning of Sunday, Oct. 16, said Capt. James Bailey, acting jail administrator.
The staff members responsible for administering CPR, resuscitating the inmate, and saving his life were honored at the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Dylan Quimby and Darryl Groh were each presented with a Colonel’s Commendation for their role in resuscitating the inmate. The jail authority gave them a standing ovation.
While unable to attend the meeting, Kaleb Colbry and Shaun Robinson will also receive a Colonel’s Commendation for their role in the rescue, Bailey said.
The inmate had no pulse as a result of the medical emergency, but due to the quick actions of staff members, he was resuscitated before medical personnel arrived, Bailey said. The inmate was transported to the hospital and was listed in stable condition later in the week.
The inmate was returned to the jurisdiction of Kennebec County, which has a contract to house a certain number of inmates at Two Bridges.
“Our staff’s actions saved his life,” Bailey said.