WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Wife: Repairman saved my husband's life
Wife: Repairman saved my husband's life

ALBANY, Ore. - Nothing was going right for Rian Kirkpatrick on Sunday morning.



And that turned out to be key when things went horribly wrong for Gary Darcey.



Darcey, 75, was relaxing at home and waiting for Kirkpatrick to finish repairing his Dish Network service.



Kirkpatrick got to the Darcey home at 8:30 a.m. but soon realized he need a part that wasn't in his truck.



While meeting up with a colleague to get the part, Kirkpatrick's truck got stuck in the mud.



By the time he returned to the Darcey home, it was noon.



Turns out, Kirkpatrick was right on time.


"It had been one of the worst days," he said, "and then all of a
sudden it was like I was called on to do things, and I just went ahead
and took care of it."



As he repaired the Darcey's TV service, Gary Darcey turned red and started making audible grunts.


Kirkpatrick took action while Bonnie Darcey called 911.


"I pulled him down onto the floor, laid him out flat and I started chest compressions," Kirkpatrick said.



Bonnie said her husband didn't have a pulse but that Kirkpatrick
continued performing CPR for 10 to 15 minutes until paramedics arrived.



First responders were not optimistic Gary Darcey, who has a history of heart problems, would make it.



But soon after arriving at the hospital, Gary Darcey stabilized. 



Bonnie Darcey said the Dish repairman Kirkpatrick is a hero and the only
reason her husband is now recovering in the hospital ICU.


"Repairmen don't usually get a chance to be a hero," she said, "and he was."Wife: Repairman saved my husband's life

Tuesday, March 4 2014, 11:24 AM EST

National News Headlines

Hundreds of SATs from Virginia high school go missing; students may have to re-take test
Parents say hundreds of SAT tests taken by Virginia students at a high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a bind.

55-year fugitive slipped away twice _ once as Ohio prisoner, then as 'flawless' West Virginian
Records show an escaped Ohio prisoner recently found in Florida was caught decades ago in West Virginia but had built such a good life with his stolen freedom that the governor concluded he'd been rehabilitated as a fugitive.

At Least 19 Dead in TX, OK Flooding; Pataki Throwing His Hat in the Ring for 2016
Texas and Oklahoma on high alert at this hour as more thunderstorms and rain are forecast through the end of the week. Days of rains and flash flooding have made a mess in Houston, Austin and other parts of Texas and parts of Oklahoma. 15 have died in Texas, and another 4 in Oklahoma. Some are still missing. As many as 1400 homes have been damaged, and at least 2500 cars. Will Carr reporting from Houston where parts of the city are expected to be flooded by the San Jacinto River. Evacuations are in effect. We’ll also get an update on potential storms from Rick Reichmuth and Maria Molina.

Applications for US unemployment aid rise, yet low total suggests healthy job market
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.

The 4 Qualities of the Successful Elite
The most successful people, in any field, share certain characteristics that each of us can cultivate for our own journey.

The Latest on flooding: Weather service warns of more flooding, hail, tornadoes in Oklahoma
7:10 a.m. CDT The National Weather Service is warning of new flooding across much of Oklahoma, where creeks, rivers and lakes remain swollen from spring showers.

For the First Time Since the Great Recession, U.S. Startup Activity Is Strengthening
A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows a rebound in entrepreneurship.

The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make at Work
You don't have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.

Toddler in stable condition after falling from third-floor window of Brooklyn apartment
A 2-year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after falling from a third-floor window in Brooklyn.

10 High Impact Foods That Will Boost Your Energy and Make It Last
What you eat matters. Follow these tips from a certified nutritionist that will give you the power you need to tackle your business week.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix