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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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