Ex-medic tangles with death, saves co-worker

Kevin Patterson, a job coach, relied on his training and the ABCs of EMS to save a co-worker in Moncks Center.

By Jennifer Hawes
Post & Courier

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It was at 10:30 a.m., just after a mid-morning work break, not a time when you expect death to visit.

Ranita Gail Smith, a career specialist at the S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation center in Moncks Corner, was walking out of her office with a client when she collapsed.

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