Last Labor Day weekend, a group of Saugatuck Yacht Club members helped save a life. They, and members of another club, found a man on his boat in Long Island Sound. He was non-responsive, and had no pulse.
They began CPR. They administered AED treatment. They sped him to medics on land. It was a true team effort.
At Stony Brook Hospital, they were told the man had a 6% chance of survival on land — but near 0% on water.
He made a full recovery.
Last week the United States Coast Guard Sector Long Island sound captain and commander came to Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club. There was a physically distanced presentation to SHYC members Josh Stein and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Nadal; Dr Robert Kloss, Rob Kloss (also an EMT), and Kevin, Brian and Kathleen Rooney.
Non-Saugatuck Harbor members honored included Doug Ewin, Gary Dayton, Heather Tearne and Alan Bertrand.
“Knowing life-saving aid is important on land or sea,” Stein says.
And “06880” is proud to know this group of Westporters, who knew exactly how to provide it.
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