GEWW Employee's Son Saves Life
The Commercial Appeal
By William C. Bayne
June 5, 2007
Firefighter’s CPR training
saves friend pulled from lake
"He was in full arrest," said Wright, 25, a lieutenant with the Horn Lake Fire Department. All his limbs were blue. He had no pulse in his carotid artery and he was not breathing. Technically, at that point, he was dead." Wright said he immediately started cardiopulmonary resuscitation -- CPR -- and then began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when he was joined by Michael Porter, a reserve paramedic from Germantown.
Allison, 24, had been hit in the temple as he stood on the edge of a boat at Panther Creek, a gathering spot for young boaters at Pickwick, on the afternoon of May 26. He was knocked unconscious with a small concussion.
Allison was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, where doctors put him in a drug-induced coma and placed him on a ventilator -- forcing air into his lungs. Allison came off the ventilator Sunday morning and is now recovering at the Tupelo hospital.