Cleveland Entergy employee takes the road less travelled Special to The Bolivar Bullet Taking the road less traveled can make for an interesting journey. On August 5, it led Terry Clark, a shift serviceman in Cleveland to save a man’s life. Clark was on his way to a service call in rural Bolivar County when he had to choose between two routes. One was a familiar road he travels daily, but he chose the other path, not knowing it was a life or death decision. Driving down that remote road, he saw one man at the edge of a gravel lane waving for help and another man on the ground in distress. As soon as Clark pulled up, he recognized the collapsed man as a local electrician. “He was face down in the dirt and didn’t seem to be breathing,” said Clark. “We didn’t know what had happened, but he was next to an energized switchgear on the customer side of a well pump. That’s 480 volts and very dangerous.” Instinct and his first aid training immediately kicked into high gear. Clark checked for vital signs and called an ambulance. He tried to get the victim, who was lying on his side and not breathing, to respond. The man began to move, but remained unresponsive and there was still no ambulance. Clark retrieved a face mask with breathing barrier from his truck to safely administer CPR if needed. Thankfully, the injured man continued to breathe on his own until the ambulance
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