July 22, 2017

** Inquest opens into death of UK paramedic while boating

** Pennsylvania medic saves baby’s life after mother discards her in a service station garbage can

UNITED KINGDOM NEWS

** UK authorities in Torquay have opened an inquest into the boating death of paramedic Tom Hodgson, 42, earlier this month. The Torquay Herald Press (Daniel Clark/September 30) said the look-see will examine the circumstances surrounding the death. Hodgson’s body was found September 17th floating in the waters off the Brixham Yacht Club. He was last seen on Friday, September 9th rowing an inflatable dingy out to his ship. He left two children behind. Due to pending toxicology and histology results, a cause of death has not yet been determined. However, it is known that Hodgson was drinking on the day of his disappearance. Police have not labelled the death suspicious.

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A Pennsylvania paramedic from Belle Vernon is being credited with saving a newborn’s life after her mother discarded her in a service station garbage can. WPXI (October 1) said Mon Valley EMS practitioner Terry Foster, Jr., who has worked ambulance for 25 years, rescued the child after hearing wimpering coming from the refuse receptacle. According to the news service, medics were called to the site to attend a woman who claimed she had suffered a miscarriage. Once retrieved, Foster said the baby was almost full term and in good condition. A spokesman for the district attorney’s office, meanwhile, said they are now considering charges against the woman.

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