December 11, 2018
Portland Latest News | Joyce McLain | Ranked-Choice Voting | Rev. Anthony Cipolle | Today's Paper

Maine cemetery worker credited with saving man’s life

CBS 13 | BDN
CBS 13 | BDN
Ralphy Conant, a cemetery groundskeeper in South Portland, was honored for saving another man's life in a ceremony this week. Conant saw a man who had fallen from his wheelchair during a bitterly cold stretch in January, and police say the man would not have survived much longer.

A cemetery groundskeeper in South Portland was honored for saving another man’s life.

Ralphy Conant works at the Calvary Cemetery.

In January during the deep freeze, Conant was driving through the cemetery when he spotted something behind the maintenance garage.

It was a man who had fallen from his wheelchair and couldn’t get back up.

Conant rushed to help him and then called police.

Police say the man wouldn’t have survived much longer in the cold.

Conant says he was just glad to help.

“I’m in shock mode right now. I’m honored. it feels good that I was able to help a man. I never really viewed it that way at first and so all of this was going on,” Conant said.

The man Conant helped visits the cemetery often and rides through on his motorized wheelchair.

Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest Maine news.

 


Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like