MLT Recreation Pavilion lifeguards honored for saving woman’s life

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Pavilion lifeguards honored for their live-saving actions earlier this month pose with Fire District 1 paramedics. (Photo by Juley Petrowski)

By Doug Petrowski

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool’s lifeguard staff was honored Wednesday night for the life-saving actions they took during a medical emergency earlier this month.

Lifeguards had to pull an adult woman out of the pool and administer CPR to her at about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Staff also used the Pavilion’s emergency defibulator on the woman as she had gone into cardiac arrest.

“The staff did an excellent job responding to the situation,” said MLT Parks and Recreation Director Don Sarcletti, who was in the facility at the time for an unrelated meeting.

The woman also received aid from Fire District 1 Station 10 paramedics, who then transported her to Swedish/Edmonds hospital for further care. The victim survived the incident; further information about her condition is unknown.

Sarcletti pointed out that the Pavilion aquatic staff go through monthly training and hold quarterly in-service training of real-time rescues and emergency scenarios . A quarterly training session had occurred just five days before the Oct. 10 emergency.

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