Paramedics carry sickly Bridgeport woman to safety during storm

Two parademics carried Penny Loyd to safety at the height of last week's blizzard. (2/14/13)

BRIDGEPORT - A pair of Bridgeport first responders are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a woman in distress during last week's blizzard.

Penny Loyd, who lives on Highland Avenue, suffers from congestive heart failure and came down with pneumonia at the height of the storm. EMT Isaac Wasserman and paramedic Casey Quake responded to her call, walking a quarter-mile to her home since the road was snowed in. 

They say they continued to revive her after she flat-lined three times, and eventually carried her to the ambulance in a sleeping bag. 

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Loyd was released from the hospital on Wednesday and says she plans to present a plaque to the men who saved her life. 
 

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