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Tell City woman says first responders saved her life


A Tell City woman says she wouldn't be alive today if not for the quick actions of a paramedic and police sergeant who came to her rescue after she collapsed at her home earlier this month. 

Sherry Moore says she was doing laundry downstairs when her heart stopped and she collapsed.  Moore's daughter called 911, and Sgt. Roger Smith with the Tell City Police Department and off-duty paramedic Tony Ferraro were the first to respond. 

Smith says they found Moore unresponsive, not breathing and without a pulse.  He says Moore's chances of survival were slim, but he and Ferraro were able to resuscitate her. Moore was air-lifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

"I was there, taken in on Monday, and I didn't have any acknowledgment of even being there until Thursday afternoon. So, but, from what I understood is that my heart had stopped. And if it wasn't for... for these two gentlemen... I wouldn't be here," Moore said.

Sherry Moore left Deaconess Tuesday and is now recovering at home. 

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