Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

April 25, 2014

Shelbyville soldier part of Easter miracle

(Continued)

At this time I wasn't sure if it was our training that kept me going. I wasn't thinking about the lifesaving steps and that I'm supposed to continue until medics arrive, but I couldn't stop. We kept if up despite what looked hopeless. My mind was saying, "You don't know how long he was under water, you don't know how long he's been lifeless....but I kept going." After what seemed like many minutes water began shooting from his nose so I instinctively...from training, turned his head to the side. When the water stopped I made a quick wipe to clean his mouth of debris and mucus, and gave another breath. Water again came out and I again turned his head. After a couple more rotations I saw color returning to his face. I shouted "He's going to be alright!, He's going to be alright." It was a miracle, I'm swelling with tears as I write this." How can he be alive, he's so cold? After about two more cycles of compressions and breaths, his eyes opened wide. I told the father to stop. I held the boy's hand tight and held on. I was listening for breathing and chest rising, but couldn't see it. I gave one more breath. At that time he started moaning. I was frantic to get his cold, wet clothes off and shouted for some dry clothes...no one understood m. My wife brought me a hoodie and we place over the boy. He started crying as I removed his jacket and I knew he had made it. I stood up, full of emotion, full of adrenaline...shaking. I was crying and walked away. I didn't want to interfere. I, along with everyone else, was in shock. I returned when the police and ambulance arrived. About that time, CPT Torrence, my commander also arrived to translate for the police. The EMTs took about 15 minutes after the boy was revived. They thanked me profusely and said I made their job easier, because they said it takes a first responder in these cases because there is simply no way they can make it on time to revive a victim of this nature.

Text Only
Local News
082214 Miss Strasburg - Telgmann pic

Miss Strasburg contestant Olivia Telgmann

Obituaries
Homepage
  • City Council approves pay raises

    The Shelbyville City Council approved pay raises for the council members, mayor, and building commissioner during Monday evening’s meeting. With the exception of the building commissioner, the raises will not be effective until after the next electio

    August 22, 2014

  • No movement reported on Eagle Creek fate

    The fate of Eagle Creek is still undetermined according to County Board Chairman Bruce Cannon during last week’s Shelby County Board meeting.Cannon reported that Eagle Creek Resort will not be open next year as Illinois Department of Natural Resource

    August 22, 2014

  • Residents cite problems near Copeland Bridge

    Residents living near the Copeland Bridge south of Shelbyville approached the Shelby County Board Wednesday voicing an ongoing problem that has grown worse in recent months.Joe Woodall, Rose Township supervisor and landowner, told the board that week

    August 19, 2014

  • 081914 Rauner in Sullivan pic Rauner makes campaign stop in Sullivan

    Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped at the T ‘n T Pizzeria in Sullivan Sunday evening for a brief visit to rally citizens to get out the vote in November.Rauner is stumping the state in a “Shake-up Express” bus tour, visiting 38 counties in

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 081214 house blessing pic 2 9th House Blessing held Sunday

    The key was given to the ninth Shelby County Habitat for Humanity home residents Sunday during the house blessing ceremony.The Wallace-Pesch family are the new residents of the home at 401 South Pine in Shelbyville.“The home was returned to us (Habit

    August 12, 2014 2 Photos

Celebrations
  • 081914 Scott AIEC bd of directors pic Scott elected to AIEC Board of Directors

    The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) recently held its annual meeting July 31- Aug. 1 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. During the Board of Directors reorganizational meeting, John Scott of Pana was elected to represent Shelby E

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium