Paramedic recognizes Gilbert officer for helping rescue man in canal

  • Source: 12news
  • Published: 10/11/2017 10:29 PM

Last Thursday, Gilbert paramedic Ernie Magoffie was headed to a water rescue call at a canal near Greenfield and Warner roads. The call said that a person was injured after a scooter he was riding in had rolled into the canal. When Magoffie and his crew, Gilbert Fire Engine 256, arrived at the scene, they found two people: the patient and Gilbert police officer Jim Dana. Dana had jumped into the canal and was keeping the patient's head above water, according to an email from Magoffie. The officer stayed in the water, helping keep the patient calm and working to get him to a ladder that the fire/medical team had lowered into the water.


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