Chelan County workers aid bicyclist having a medical emergency in a remote area


Chelan County says two members of one of its road crews helped save the life of a bicyclist who experienced a medical emergency on a remote road south of Lake Chelan.

Chelan County Public Works employees Earl Griffith and Curtis McClellan were grading Shady Pass Road south of 25-Mile Creek State Park on April 5 when they found the cyclist lying on the side of road waving for help.

According to Public Works, the man was experiencing a burning sensation in his chest and numbness in his left arm.

With no cell service on the pass, the cyclist had been unable to call for help.

Griffin and McClellan, who are trained in first aid and CPR, radioed for help and watched over the man for the 30 minutes it took for an ambulance from Chelan to reach the location.

Public Works said the man is now recovering at his home.

To read the complete story, go to the Chelan County Public Works blog page.