May 28, 2018
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Woolwich man hospitalized after surfing accident at Reid State Park

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

GEORGETOWN, Maine — A Woolwich man who went surfing with his son at Reid State Park on Tuesday morning was resuscitated on the beach before being taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

Georgetown paramedics and firefighters went to the beach at the tip of a peninsula about 15 miles south of Bath just after 8 a.m. Tuesday and discovered the adult son performing CPR on his father, who is “in his 50s,” Georgetown Fire Chief Larry Mann said.

The victim, whose name was not released, apparently was hit in the head by a surfboard.

“When we got there, the son was doing CPR on the water line,” Mann said.

The man regained consciousness as firefighters took him to the ambulance, which transported him to Maine Medical Center.

Mann said he was at the scene within minutes and found another EMT already there. He praised the response of approximately eight members of the all-volunteer department, including four EMTs.

“He was lucky,” Mann said. “But that’s the way we roll out here. We’re neighbors, and we show up to work with each other.”

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