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Fla. paramedics finish yardwork for veteran suffering heat exhaustion

When Army veteran Prince Pinkney, 83, became overheated while working on his lawn, a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crew treated him and then picked up where he left off


By Laura French

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When a veteran suffered from heat exhaustion while doing yardwork on Monday, a Florida fire-EMS crew went the extra mile to make sure both he and his lawn were taken care of.

Prince Pinkney, 83, who served as a missile tech in the Army during the Vietnam War, was working on his lawn with his wife Rebecca when he became overheated and fell in his yard, according to WSVN. A passerby saw Pinkney on the ground and called 911, prompting a response from a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crew.

The three paramedics assessed and treated Pinkney, and then picked up where he and his wife had left off, completing the couple’s yardwork. The first responders told WSVN that there wasn’t much discussion about it between the crew and that they simply got to work on the lawn once Pinkney was OK.