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Bloomington Man Credited For Saving Another's Life

Last updated on Sunday, October 7, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - As Tracy Grubb was driving home Thursday on Rockport Road near the Independent Limestone Company when he saw a man next to a semitruck in the driveway of the stone mill.

Abby Tonsing, of the Herald Times reports, the man was lying on the ground, his knees in the air.The man wasn't moving his head, so Grubb pulled to check on him.
Grubb dialed 911.

Lt. Tim Deckard of the Van Buren Township Fire Department says that called saved the man's life.

The man had been stung by a bee.

The man was allergic to bees.

The man was having a hard time breathing, because his throat had swollen.

He found the man's telephone headset. On the other end of the line was the man's girlfriend in Pennsylvania. She told Grubb she'd contacted her boyfriend's trucking dispatcher and told them about his bee sting and subsequent allergic reaction.

The man did not have an emergency kit with him or in his truck, so Grubb called 911.
Seven minutes later, firefighters and medics arrived and found 33-year-old William Fox, of Pennsylvania, barely breathing and unable to speak, his skin turning from ash-gray to a light blue.

A firefighter gave Fox a shot of epinephrine after speaking with an emergency room doctor. Another firefighter gave Fox oxygen, gathered his vitals and collected medical history from the injured man's girlfriend on the phone. Fox was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital for treatment. Deckard says Fox's condition improved after being given shot.
Deckard credits Grubb's kindness for saving Fox's life.

Grubb estimated 30 other cars drove past as he called 911 and waited for help to arrive. Grubb just hopes if he is ever in trouble he hopes someone would stop and help him.

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