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July 16, 2009

Lifeguards honored for good deed


People at the park helped gather the couple’s belongings and load the canoe, Mayton said. The man had hurt his arm, but the couple indicated they would seek medical attention closer to home, he said. Waller said the canoe had life jackets in the bottom. The husband couldn’t swim, she said.

West, who gave the victims blankets, said the incident report indicated John and Janice Wood of Vestal were the canoeists. The rescue was also reported to the village in a letter written by Anne Hall the following day. Her family can often be found at the park and was there on Memorial Day.

``This story could easily have ended in a Memorial Day tragedy on the lake had these young men not taken action. You, the Trustees, the Friends of the Parks and our community at large should be very proud of them. Ryan and Todd should be commended for their efforts of acting swiftly and professionally to a potentially disastrous situation,’’ she wrote.

Monday night, Senator James Seward was on hand to deliver Citations from the NYS Senate for the two lifeguards.

``They give new meaning to `just another day at work,’’’ Seward said. ``They are outstanding students, athletes, employees of Cooperstown and outstanding members of our community.’’

Seward said it was obvious Davine and Mayton had learned some valuable, life-long lessons about the importance of training, teamwork and the value of remaining calm.

``There’s no question.

They represent all the best in young people,’’ he said. Both lifeguards have records as competitive athletes at Cooperstown Central School. Davine, who graduated in June and is bound for Germany on a Rotary exchange program, was the basketball team’s leading scorer and also played varsity soccer and baseball. Mayton, who will be a senior, has set swimming records.

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