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Updated: 08/01/2014 08:00:01AM

Aeromed to the rescue

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SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER
Flight crews from Tampa General Hospital's Aeromed 5, which is based in Punta Gorda, held a meet-and-greet Thursday at Charlotte County Fire Station 7, adjacent to the Punta Gorda Airport.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

County officials and members of the public who attended enjoyed a barbecue lunch, paid for by TGH Aeromed.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

TGH Aeromed nurse manager John Scott discusses the Bell 407 helicopter with Charlotte County Commission Chairman Ken Doherty.

By ADAM KREGER

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Laurie Duppenthaler said she will never forget helping a little boy in Charlotte County who was involved in a lawn mower accident last year.

“The lawn mower ran over his foot, and we had to fly him to Tampa,” Duppenthaler, a Tampa General Hospital Aeromed flight nurse, recalled about one of her youngest patients. “But he’s 4 years old now, and he’s doing great.”

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