Pellissippi State students honored for saving classmate's life

Pellissippi State students honored for saving classmate's life

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From left: Jordan Suggs, Alice Holt, Eric Flynn, Mary Elizabeth Sands and Doug Walston (source: Pellissippi State) From left: Jordan Suggs, Alice Holt, Eric Flynn, Mary Elizabeth Sands and Doug Walston (source: Pellissippi State)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two Pellissippi State Community College students are being credited for saving a classmate's life.

According to the college, Eric Flynn was walking to an English class when he began to feel tired. He says he remembers walking into the room, but doesn't remember collapsing at his desk.

Classmates Alice Holt and Mary Elizabeth Sands, both nursing students, immediately administered emergency care including CPR until help arrived.

"If they hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here," said Flynn, who is also a single parent.

Another student called 911 while Safety and Security supervisor Doug Walston and lab assistant Jordan Suggs helped first responders find Flynn and get him on the way to the hospital.

Sands, who works at Parkwest Medical Center where Flynn was taken, checked on him frequently, as did Holt, Walston and others.

Flynn was hospitalized for 11 days and underwent an angioplasty and stent replacement, which is a surgical operation that opens a partially blocked artery.

Holt, Sands and Watson were honored during a ceremony on December 16 with a Pellissippi State shield.

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