City honors three women for helping to save man’s life at Lynnwood Rec Center

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Lynnwood Assistant Fire Chief Gregg Sieloff, Lynnwood Recreation Center Assistant Aquatic Supervisor Amy Collins, Lynnwood Recreation Center Lifeguard Rebecca Lance, Lauri King and Lynnwood Assisant Fire Chief Greg Macke pose together after Collins, Lance and King were honored by the city for their part in helping to save a man’s life on Oct. 4 at the Rec Center. (Photo by David Pan)

Three women were honored by the city during Monday’s Lynnwood City Council meeting for their part in helping to save a man’s life at the Lynnwood Recreation Center.

On Oct. 4, a man was playing racquetball when he collapsed. His partner ran to get help from the Rec Center staff. At the time Lauri King happened to be registering for a class at the customer service desk. She immediately went to the man’s aid and started performing CPR.

Assistant Aquatic Supervisor Amy Collins responded by using the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) equipment to shock the man’s heart. Lifeguard Rebecca Lance then arrived on the scene and started rescue breathing.

Shortly thereafter, the city’s EMTs arrived and took over the compressions and transported the man to Swedish/Edmonds. He was reported to be responsive and doing much better.

Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough presented King, Collins and Lance with Certificates of Appreciation from the city.

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