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W.Va. paramedic dies returning from call

Sara Nodurft, 27, worked for Boone County Ambulance Authority for past 5 years, was member of Spruce River Fire Department

By EMS1 Staff

Duty Death: Sara Nodurft - [Madison, West Virginia]

SOUTHRIDGE, W.Va. — A W.Va. paramedic collapsed and died returning from a routine inter-facility transfer Wednesday.

Sarah Nodurft, 27, of Boone County Ambulance Authority, had stopped to get food with her partner when she suffered a medical emergency, according to the Boone Examiner.

She and her partner had stopped to get food.

"She just fell over. I really don't know what happened," Boone County Ambulance Authority Director Randy Lengyel told WCHS Radio 58.

Nodurft worked for Boone County Ambulance Authority for the past five years and was a member of the Spruce River Fire Department.

"Everybody is having a tough time with this," Lengyel said. "It's a tragic loss for us. She was a fine paramedic and a fine person too."

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Barry BagoDonuts Barry BagoDonuts Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:33:39 PM Very in peace.
Jennifer Marie Langdon Jennifer Marie Langdon Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:37:17 PM aw that is really sad.
Ray Keller Ray Keller Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:40:12 PM man 27, rest in peace sister.
Mike Robinson Mike Robinson Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:41:44 PM Condolensces thoughts and prayers with her family, friends and co-workers.....
Craig Stephenson Craig Stephenson Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:42:41 PM Thoughts and prayers to my ems brothers and sisters
Jennifer Brabb Jennifer Brabb Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:47:29 PM It's very sad! Rest in Peace. May the lord be with her family, friends/co workers as they go through this tough time!
Michael Wolfe Michael Wolfe Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:49:49 PM My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sarah. May you know that your brothers and sisters across the nation mourn your loss and we send you our most heartfelt prayers. RIP!
Dana Bishop Dana Bishop Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:55:53 PM RIP, Thoughts and Prayers with family, friends, and co-workers!
Alanna Bedworth Alanna Bedworth Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:01:44 PM Thoughts and prayers to all brother ans sisters in the field. And to the family
Denise Cole Denise Cole Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:04:58 PM Prayers and sympathy from Michigan to Boone County Ambulance and Spruce River Fire Dept as well as Sarah's family.
Melinda Hill Melinda Hill Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:07:41 PM you have my deepest sympathies, RIP.
Bruce Butch Hollingsworth Bruce Butch Hollingsworth Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:18:43 PM God knows the best and takes them when he needs them, Go and do your good work in heaven.
Kim Sanderson Kim Sanderson Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:22:04 PM Prayers for all involved. So sad..
Wally Carlo Wally Carlo Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:24:16 PM Rest in peace sister, My prayers go out for all the friends and family of our fallen comrade. Columbia, S.C.
Arlene Blankenship Arlene Blankenship Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:32:44 PM Many many prayers to this family and Sarah's co-workers.
William Hill Sr. William Hill Sr. Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:35:21 PM prayers for family friends annd the ems family.
Kelly Coleman Butler Kelly Coleman Butler Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:35:57 PM Sending prayers for everyone...
Heather Kahl Heather Kahl Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:33:25 PM We've lost two too many people in EMS in the area this week. There was a medic from Medevac Ambulance that was killed in a house fire earlier this week. Very tragic in both cases. My deepest sympathies to Sarah's family and her EMS family.
Sandy Bjork Sandy Bjork Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:38:45 PM Thoughts and prayers to all who knew her.
Medic ForLife Medic ForLife Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:52:02 PM We never know when it is our time and so we must be prepared. Sarah, may you RIP knowing you did your job here on earth. May your family find solace in that t rahey raised a fine daughter and her life will be rewarded with much greater dividends in Heaven.
John Blount John Blount Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:24:52 PM Sarah was one of us, that may not seem like much to most people, but as a medic it is a badge of honor. She was one of the founding members of John's Jackasses (her medic class) and she loved care for other people, and being a paramedic. I was blessed to call Sarah my student, a coworker, a kindered spirit, and most of all my friend. I will never forget that look in her eye the first time I told her "you can no longer call for backup, you are the backup." There is a whole in our heart today the size of Texas, almost as big as her smile. She never gave up, she backed down, the word quit was not in her vernacular. God speed chickie. The world is a better place because of the path you choose, or the path that choose you. THESE THINGS WE DO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE. John Blount E.M.T-P.
George E. Henderson George E. Henderson Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:30:14 PM John....words will never replace the wonderful person all of U have lost, but many will pray 4 U and others in her circle of friends.
Lisa Michelle Hawkins Lisa Michelle Hawkins Thursday, January 26, 2012 8:05:59 PM So sorry for your loss:(
Ann Hensy Magee Ann Hensy Magee Thursday, January 26, 2012 8:55:48 PM thoughts and prayers to family, friends, co-workers, community and all ems/fire communities.
Jamey Henson Eaton Jamey Henson Eaton Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:55:08 PM My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, May God Bless You All.
Sharon Maine Sharon Maine Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:19:30 PM May God help you all deal with your loose of a great person. My God comfort you all with great memories and give you comfort in your hearts during this time. It is tough on all family,friends , coworkers , and even the patients that she he touched during her life. She was doing something she loved. REM. It takes a certain type of person to do the job she did daily. May God bless each one that she came in touch with.
Kymberli Wagner Kymberli Wagner Friday, January 27, 2012 6:10:21 AM Love and prayers to her family and EMS family!
Robyn Saufley Robyn Saufley Friday, January 27, 2012 8:35:49 AM thoughts and prayers going out to her family, and coworkers.
Mindi Young Mindi Young Friday, January 27, 2012 10:31:39 AM Deepest condolences & prayers coming from your brothers and sisters in Sequim, Washington. Rest in Peace<3.
Garry Allen Smith Garry Allen Smith Friday, January 27, 2012 11:26:30 AM Thoughts and prayers to our BCEMS brothers and sisters in this time of greif
Brad Bear Borst Brad Bear Borst Friday, January 27, 2012 1:03:50 PM Sad sad day indeed.
Brigid Finn Brigid Finn Friday, January 27, 2012 1:08:39 PM Such a tragic story Brad!!
Marsha Campbell-Klug Marsha Campbell-Klug Friday, January 27, 2012 2:01:47 PM my heart goes out to her family, my god be with u at this time.
Lemoine Klug Lemoine Klug Friday, January 27, 2012 2:10:51 PM Sad
Anne Krippner Akers Falaschi Anne Krippner Akers Falaschi Friday, January 27, 2012 4:53:38 PM Such a loss for her family, friends, co-workers and most of all the public!
Bill B Zilar Bill B Zilar Friday, February 03, 2012 12:31:32 PM To ALL of Sarah Nodruft's family, friends and co-workers: I am truly sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Sarah, I can understand that your pain is very real and her death is a great loss. You ALL remain in our hearts and prayers.
Lisa Ann Lisa Ann Sunday, February 12, 2012 9:09:57 AM Thoughts and prayers....It is ashame that a singers self induced death is taking the spot light from real hero's such as Sarah! ;-(
Corey J Sagstuen Corey J Sagstuen Sunday, February 19, 2012 10:25:17 AM The end of a life, but not of memories, remembered by all, honored by her closest of family and friends. Her Ambulance will continue to respond and you will never forget and will carry on. Held high will be the heads of his peers as they respond to the next call and pick up where Sarah left off. My deepest condolences to all. Brotherhood, Honor, Sacrifice..
Robert Gift Robert Gift Friday, February 24, 2012 12:35:01 PM So sorry. Too young. Cause?
Andrew T. Caruso Andrew T. Caruso Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:42:14 PM John- I am hoping that you are beginning to find some comfort. May she rest in peace.

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