6/29/2012Dunwoody Recognizes Courtney Lynch for Life-Saving Heroism
Dunwoody Recognizes Courtney Lynch for Life-Saving Heroism
Bravery and CPR Knowledge Helped Save 11-year Old From Certain Tragedy
Dunwoody, GA – June 29, 2012 – The City of Dunwoody and the Dunwoody Police Department extend recognition and gratitude for the professionalism and life-saving techniques demonstrated by Ms. Courtney Lynch, which resulted in saving the life of 11-year old Tyran Dixon on May 11, 2012.
According to police reports and eyewitness accounts, Ms. Lynch pulled the young Tyran Dixon from the pool unconscious and not breathing. She acted quickly performing chest compressions and clearing water from his lungs until he gained consciousness and was able to breathe on his own.
Dunwoody Police immediately responded to the emergency call. Officer Brian Lauda found the boy lying on the pool deck with Ms. Lynch rendering aid to the victim.
“Lynch provided life-saving aid to the victim and kept me well informed of his status until DeKalb County Fire/EMS arrived on scene,” said Officer Lauda. “There is no doubt in my mind that Courtney Lynch saved that little boy’s life that day. She displayed unbelievable calm and professionalism in the face of a crisis. It was an extremely chaotic scene filled with dozens of bystanders and she performed flawlessly.”
The City and Police Department presented Ms. Lynch with a Certificate of Appreciation in a ceremony held at City Hall recognizing her bravery and composure in the face of crisis.
Ms. Lynch, a resident of Woodstock, Ga. and a student at Fortis College in Smyrna, Ga., intends to continue providing help to others in need and plans to graduate from Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) school in August.
Officer Lauda believes she is well-suited for the profession and said “While I was impressed with her life-saving skills, I was also equally impressed with the compassion she showed towards the victim. I would like to take this opportunity to commend Courtney Lynch for her bravery and heroism. I already know she will make a great public servant one day.”
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