Nurse From Medical Tent At Marathon Bombing, Saves A Life On Plum Island

BOSTON (CBS) — A nurse from North Shore Medical Center in Salem, was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Nurse From Medical Tent At Marathon Bombing, Saves A Life On Plum Isalnd

Dixie Patterson was enjoying a day on Plum Island with her Godsons when someone began yelling for help.

Patterson sprang into action and saved the life of a 14-year-old who was in the water.

The girl had a seizure and though she had a pulse, she wasn’t breathing.

Dixie used CPR and now the girl is expected to make a full recovery.

Dixie knows all about life-saving efforts. She was in the medical tent during the Boston Marathon bombing.

“It was weird in that I was the only person there on the beach. When I was on Boylston, I was surrounded by a hundred Boston EMS, Boston Fire, physicians, nurses and I felt like there was a lot of camaraderie there we all worked well together,” she said. “I know we saved some lives down on Boylston, luckily a life was saved yesterday as well so it’s a good feeling.”

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