Good Samaritans honored for saving Ohio visitor’s life

By on November 6, 2017

Don Uldricks with daughter-in-law Lori. (Family photo)

Don Uldricks is doing well, his family says, and walking a mile and a half a day, six weeks after he nearly died while taking a walk in South Nags Head.

Retired nurse Maggie Lebo was the first to find the Ohio man after he collapsed Sept. 26. With the help of Lori and Michael O’Conner and Karen Wright, she started CPR and 911 was called.

Meanwhile, Dominion Energy linemen Jeremy Aycock and Quentin Conner were on their way from Williamston to drop off their bucket truck at the company’s Kitty Hawk office in preparation for Hurricane Maria when they saw the lifesaving effort.


They were among several linemen recently trained by Dominion to use an Automatic External Defibrillator and their truck was equipped with one. They went to work and helped revive Uldricks.

On Monday, the Good Samaritans were honored by the Dare County Board of Commissioners and Emergency Medical Services.

A Board proclamation noted that the two linemen defibrillated Uldricks several times. Uldricks had been unconscious and pulseless, but he was revived within the minutes needed before brain damage could occur.


Paramedics soon arrived and took him to the hospital.

Dare County EMS Chief Jennie Collins, Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robert Woodard, retired nurse Maggie Lebo, Dominion linemen Jeremy Aycock and Quentin Conners and Dominion External Affairs Manager Pam Pekrun.





  • Perry

    Do you know the new “Hands Only” CPR. No? Why not? Join a class today and save a life soon after.

    Wednesday, Nov 8 @ 7:20 am
  • hightider

    I think it is great that so many qualified people were in the right place at the right time. Surely this man would have died without the extraordinary service rendered by ordinary folks – true NC super-heroes.

    Sunday, Nov 12 @ 5:23 pm
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