Good Samaritans step up to save man’s life


The two good Samaritans that helped save the life of a Woodville man have been honored.

At the Sept. 6 meeting of the Perrysburg Township Trustrees, township fire Chief Tom Brice recognized two good Samaritans for their response to an incident in Rossford.

On May 6, Perrysburg Township EMS was at Wal-Mart for a child with a nose bleed. Just as that crew was returning to service, they heard the City of Rossford dispatch to the Meijer gas station for a man who was unresponsive.

Perrysburg Township EMS headed that way and upon their arrival, they saw Meijer employees Connor McGovern and Lindsey LaCourse performing CPR to the man and preparing to use an AED, Brice said.

“If more people like you, if more people were willing to step up and make a difference, we’d have more Mr. Espositos in the room,” he said.

Mark Esposito, of Woodville, was the man who required aid and he was at the meeting as were McGovern and LaCourse.

“He certainly beat the odds,” Brice said.

“Your quick thinking and prompt action prevented a tragedy from occurring,” said Ohio Rep. Haraz Ghanbari

Brice also introduced Esposito to the Perrysburg Township paramedics who responded.

Whitney Keeler, development director at American Heart Association, recognized the EMS team for their gold standard. She presented the department with a Mission Lifeline EMS award, which recognizes pre-hospital agencies who provide care with excellence in heart attack and stroke situations.

This is the third consecutive year the department has received the award.

“The entire team of Perrysburg Township really needs to be recognized for the high-quality service they are providing,” Brice said.

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