Friday, September 10, 2010

Napan helps save friend’s life

JENNIFER HUFFMAN
Napa Valley Register

When longtime friends Nancy Murchison and Craig Burdsall hit the road for a July 4 weekend getaway, neither had any idea that an ordinary road trip would soon turn into a fight to save a friend’s life.

“We were on our annual trek up to Klamath Falls, and we stopped for breakfast like we always do,” near Woodland, Murchison said. After arriving, Murchison went to find Burdsall, who had stepped away to make a phone call. Spotting him in a nearby booth, Murchison was shocked at her friend’s condition. “He was stiff as a board and he was moaning. I called his name but got no response,” Murchison said.

“I thought he was kidding,” she said. But it was no joke.

After shouting for someone to call 9-1-1, Murchison said she pulled Burdsall to the ground and started doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the 185-pound man.

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1 comment:

{april kennedy} said...

I loved reading this story. Thank you for writing it. I particularly loved the man's description of his little visit to heaven...for obvious reasons! :)

To know my brother is in a beautiful place and probably wouldn't choose to come back here is a nice thought...even though I kind of already knew that!