German Township firefighters honored for saving man’s life

Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 7:57 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2021 at 10:34 PM CDT
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VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The German Township Fire Department held a ceremony Thursday to recognize the lifesaving efforts of multiple agencies.

Officials say on June 25, German Township FD, along with members of other agencies, the AMR Ambulance Service, Deaconess Midtown, and Central Dispatch, all played pivotal roles in a medical emergency call for a man who had fallen.

Officials say when authorities arrived on scene, firefighters assisted the man, Don Beach, as he was suffering from a heart attack. We are told he had no pulse and was not breathing.

It was at this moment when first responders took action, saving Beach’s life.

“I’m pretty grateful for the people that saved my life, I really owe a lot to them,” Beach said. “As far as that night, I don’t really remember anything.”

Officials say because of the actions taken by everyone involved, they were able to regain the Beach’s pulse and take him to a hospital.

On Thursday, Beach told 14 News he has no evidence of long-lasting effects.

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