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

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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

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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