Man saves drowning friend
Sheriff Wilz presents civil medal of bravery
Shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, the Waupaca County Communications Center received a call of a possible drowning at Casey Lake in the town of Waupaca.
When the Deputy Bryan Strobusch arrived at Casey Lake he did not locate anyone in distress. Strobusch learned from people in a boat that they heard individuals yelling for help.
The deputy then located two young men in a car on County Trunk E not far from Casey Lake.
Strobusch made contact with Beaudoin and Parker Brunette.
Brunette was still struggling to breath.
Beaudoin said he and Brunette were swimming in Casey Lake.
He saw Brunette struggling, then go under the water.
Beaudoin pulled him to shore.
Beaudoin said he believed Brunette was underwater for anywhere from 2-5 minutes but could not be certain.
After they got to shore, Brunette was struggling to breathe.
Beaudoin performed CPR on Bruntette.
When he tried to call 911, Beaudoin could not get through due to poor cell reception
Beaudoin helped his friend into his vehicle and drove north on County E to try and get better cell service.
Brunette was transported by ambulance to ThedaCare Waupaca and released.
“The quick thinking, response, recognition of a medical emergency, immediate action and effective CPR resulted directly in saving his friend’s life,” Wilz said. “Because of Masin’s actions, Parker’s parents still have a son and Masin has his friend.”