A member of Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Pax River Fuels Division assisted in the saving of a life Jan. 3 in Lexington Park when a library patron suddenly lost consciousness. Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 1st Class Charles Osei Yeboah was in the St. Mary’s County Library Lexington Park Branch studying for the Medical College Admission Test when he noticed someone in distress. “After being in the Lexington Park library for approximately 45 minutes reviewing my MCAT notes, I noticed a young man in his late 20’s or early 30’s lost consciousness abruptly,” described Yeboah. “He began presenting dyspnea or shortness of breath, clenching of hands, and suddenly became completely unresponsive irrespective of trying to wake him. His entire face began turning blue.” Yeboah quickly jumped into action, yelling for staff to call 911 while checking the young man for vital signs. He observed the victim’s carotid pulse was present, but weak, and had irregular breathing. Yeboah checked the man’s airway to see if it was blocked, and seeing nothing, got him off his chair and on the floor with the help of a librarian. “When he began shaking, clenching his fists, and looking blue, the […]
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