Two military saved a life!
A military couple from Bagotville, sergeants Bruno Byatt and Isabelle Lévesque, were honored with a Chief of the Defense Staff Commendation on June 19th for an exceptional act of citizenship that has unquestionably saved someone’s life in July 2014.
What started out as a quiet meal with friends took a quick turn for the worst, as a person present started to choke. Thankfully these two sergeants were present and the person suffering was able to benefit from their first- aid knowledge.
It was Sgt Byatt who attempted the Heimlich maneuver first, but was unable to dislodge the obnstruction from the airways. He passed the baton to his spouse, Sgt Lévesque, who continued the maneuver until it was successful, while Sgt Byatt contacted emergency services.
The combined efforts of the two members, without hesitation, saved the life of the victim.
It was the Commander of 3 Wing and CFB Bagotville, Colonel William Radiff, and Chief Warrant Officer Marc Corriveau who presented the certificate and decorations to the two recipients.