Sheriff’s Office and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Recognize Life Saving Efforts of Many at Monday Ceremony

On July 5th, 2022 lifeguards and officials from the Lake Delta State Park responded to a report of an unresponsive 11 month old child. The lifeguards and volunteer firefighters from the Western Fire Department performed CPR on the infant and on the 15th cycle of CPR, a pulse was felt. Rescue breaths were continued until the child was moved to an AmCare Ambulance and transported to the hospital. Sergeant Brandon Rutledge from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was the first law enforcement member to arrive on scene and he witnessed the efforts that day from the lifeguards, fire department, and ambulance personnel of which, clearly saved the life of the child.

All of those involved in saving that child’s life in July were officially recognized in a morning ceremony held today at the Delta Lake State Park Beach. New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid, joined Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Brandon Rutledge in recognizing those that were responsible for saving the life of the child.

Those recognized at today’s ceremony included:

Delta Lake State Park Staff:

Park Manager Joe Morisette

Lifeguard Olivia Smith

Lifeguard Michael Corr

Lifeguard Gavin Civitelli

Lifeguard Dennis VanHoesel

Western Fire Department:

Chief Mike Anania

Peter Grocholski

Christine Anderson

Peter Giesse

Stephanie Grocholski

Yvonne Lenaghen

Phil Spoor

Garry Reese

AmCare Ambulance:

Paul Taylor

Cassidy Giaba

Missy Norrs