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Culpeper sheriff's Cpl. Tim Bostic rescues woman found in farm pond at Brandy Station, restores her breathing
Culpeper sheriff's Cpl. Tim Bostic rescues woman found in farm pond at Brandy Station, restores her breathing

Date published: 1/19/2013

Culpeper deputy credited with saving woman's life

A Culpeper County sheriff's deputy is credited with saving a Brandy Station woman who was believed to be attempting to commit suicide.

According to spokeswoman Corey Byers of the Sheriff's Office, the woman, in her 40s, was located in about five feet of water in an old farm pond behind Brandy Station Battlefield Park.

Cpl. Tim Bostic and two other men at the scene managed to tie a rope around the woman, who was unresponsive at first, and pulled her to the bank.

Bostic administered CPR, after which the woman began breathing again, Byers said.

The woman, who had self-inflicted injuries, according to Byers, was taken to Culpeper Regional Hospital and then transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

"Corporal Bostic's action today to save a life is another example of his dedication and professionalism that we all see displayed every day," said Sheriff Scott Jenkins. "Citizens should be proud of the performance today by the deputies, Brandy Fire Department and Culpeper Rescue, and the two citizens who helped save a life."

--Donnie Johnston