Commissioners honor young people involved in life-saving rescue

| August 15, 2018

Pictured from left are Mackenzie Hudson, Director of Coshocton County EMS Todd Shroyer, Carolyn Cox, Andrew Martin, Caleb Fischer, and Coshocton County Commissioners Gary Fischer, Curtis Lee, and Dane Shryock. Hudson, Cox, Martin, and Fischer were honored for their involved in saving the life of Jordan Washington at River View Community Pool. Others involved in the rescue, but not pictured were Lindsey Ashcraft, Danielle Newman and Corey Phillips. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners took time out of their Aug. 15 meeting to recognize the young people involved in a life-saving rescue at River View Community Pool.

“We know you were already recognized by the Village of Warsaw, but this is something we don’t take lightly and we wanted to make sure you were recognized by this county office as well,” said Commissioner Gary Fischer.

Todd Shroyer, director of Coshocton County EMS, also was present at the meeting and read a recap of the events that occurred on July 26 at the pool.

“When we arrived at the pool the 17-year-old had already been pulled out and was in the care of the lifeguards,” Shroyer said. “He had a pulse and had started breathing on his own. Donna Carpenter, who has been with us for a long time, was at the pool that day and told me the lifeguards performed very high quality CPR and deserve credit for saving the young man’s life.”

Fischer commended them for working together as a team and following protocol to save the life of Jordan Washington

“You did everything by the textbook,” he said. “You had your training, but to be able to execute it in a high stress situation is exemplary.”

Fischer then read the commendations that were prepared for Lindsey Ashcraft, Carolyn Cox, Caleb Fischer, Mackenzie Hudson, Andrew Martin, Danielle Newman, and Corey Phillips.

“Because of your efforts Mr. Washington is alive and well,” Gary said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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