State Digest


October 10, 2006


7-year-old boy saves his brother

A 7-year-old boy is being credited with saving his brother's life on a Boy Scout camping trip.

William Richmond performed the Heimlich maneuver on his 12-year-old brother, Mark, when Mark choked on a piece of bacon, the Cecil Whig reported.

"I didn't think I was going to live," Mark told the newspaper.

The boys' mother, Theresa, is a nurse and went over first aid procedures with the campers. But she was surprised that William was able to do the maneuver. "They came over and told me what happened. I was totally blown away," she said.


Leaky roof empties six apartments

Six apartments had to be evacuated after heavy rains caused a building's roof to leak, town officials said.

Easton Code Enforcement Officer John T. Garlick said the roof began to leak during the rainstorm early Friday. After consultation with officials from Easton Utilities, Garlick decided to have the power to the building cut off and to ask residents to move out temporarily, The (Easton) Star Democrat reported.

Not all residents were happy about the evacuation, though officials planned to let them return yesterday.

"It's not that bad," resident Darcel Batson said before the power was shut off.

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