DNR employees honored
For their actions on two such occasions this year, several DNR Parks and Recreation employees were honored with the division’s Lifesaving Awards at Thursday’s Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting including employees of Fort Custer.On May 14th at Fort Custer Recreation Area (Kalamazoo County), a man mushroom hunting in the park’s Jackson Hole Lake area began experiencing chest pains. The man flagged down seasonal employees Gabe Feller and Walker Truckey, who called the park office. Park ranger Mandy Hills and park manager Tony Trojanowski responded to the scene with the park’s defibrillator. The man’s chest pains worsened, and 911 was called. Feller and Truckey met emergency personnel at the park office and guided them to the scene. An electrocardiogram determined the man was having a heart attack, and he was taken to Borgess Hospital. The grateful man has since returned to the park to thank everyone involved.
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