Mayor Richard J. Berry Recognizes Good Samaritans
On Friday, May 11, 2012, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized a group of Del Norte High School Air Force Junior ROTC members for their role in helping ailing members off the trail. The Good Samaritan’s are Cadet’s Thomas Hogue, Kevin Patterson-Schiff, Ryan Meade, Jordan Wheatley, Jessica Brannan, Colton Mighetto, John Sanchez, Jonnathon Zlotkin, and Avery Kenne.
Earlier this school year the Del Norte High School Air Force Junior ROTC program went on their annual La Luz Trail hike. This has become a yearly event for the members of the program and something the students look forward to every year.
On the last leg of the trail one of the chaperones became injured and extremely ill; while trying to assist the chaperone, the cadet helping fell ill as well. Immediately the other cadets initiated first aid care to the adult and their fellow cadet under the direction of an experienced EMT via radio.
The group of cadets escorted the adults off of the trail and took them to EMT’s.