911 dispatcher’s actions believed to have saved woman’s life

May 5, 2021

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland says a dispatcher’s efforts Tuesday helped save the life of a local woman.

Bingham County Dispatcher Layton Powell received a 911 call from the husband of a woman finding it difficult to breathe, Rowland wrote in a letter of commendation released Wednesday. During the 911 call, Powell discovered the woman was unconscious and showing signs of agonal breathing, a reflex that sounds like someone gasping for air. The condition is often an indication of a more serious medical condition.

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– East Idaho News

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