Thanks to first responders and good Samaritan

Trinity, Michele & Tucker Unrath, Minot

On the evening of Friday, July 23rd we had reserved seat tickets at the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at the ND State Fair which we were very excited to attend with our 14-year-old son.

While at the concert though, our son let us know he was not feeling well and ended up passing out in his seat within a minute of his mention of distress. Immediately after him doing so, we called for help and a good Samaritan aided us by volunteering to physically carry our son to receive medical attention. As this individual carried our only child, two sheriff’s dept personnel escorted him so that he could get the help we needed without delay. Once paramedics were on scene and had done an initial assessment they got our son to an ambulance by carrying him through the lower level of the grand stand area so that they could get him on monitors and it was determined that he was likely suffering from heat exhaustion / dehydration.

The paramedics on site then made arrangements to have our son and us transported to an area where we could get him into our vehicle and went above and beyond as did the good Samaritan who went out of his way to help us in our time of need.

We would like to thank all of these individuals as well as those who actively plan for and train to offer assistance in these situations. Although this was a very scary situation for our family, our son is alright and we could not be more grateful to all those involved in doing what needed to be done.

We will forever be in debt to the first responders and the good Samaritan that represented the city of Minot and wish to sincerely thank all for their efforts.


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