The outstanding performance of the responders to an emergency call at Two Bridges Regional Jail on Sunday, Oct. 16 saved an inmate’s life, Wiscasset Ambulance Service Director Toby Martin said.
At the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen’s Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting, Martin recognized the individuals and agencies involved in resuscitating a 29-year-old male inmate from Kennebec County who, for unknown reasons, went into cardiac arrest and became unresponsive.
Commendations were given to staff of Two Bridges Regional Jail, the Lincoln County Communications Center, the Wiscasset Ambulance Service, and members of the Wiscasset Fire Department who participated in the rescue effort.
Lincoln County Communications dispatchers Sonia Lilly and Emily Snowman were presented with a commendation and special pins.
Two Bridges Regional Jail staff Kaleb Colbry, Darryl Groh, Dylan Quimby, and Shaun Robinson; Wiscasset Ambulance Service members Wendy, Michael, and Jacob Williams; and Wiscasset Fire Chief T.J. Merry and firefighters Dan Averill and James Pray all received commendations for their role in the rescue.
Colbry, Groh, Quimby, and Robinson were also recognized with a Colonel’s Commendation from Two Bridges Regional Jail.
Through early CPR, medication, and two rounds of defibrillation, the inmate was resuscitated, Martin said.
“It is because of your actions and willingness to extend extra efforts for this patient, you saved his life,” Martin said.
“Please accept this certificate along with our heartfelt gratitude for your outstanding performance on the scene of this call. Your actions speak highly of you personally and professionally,” he said.