Gettysburg, SD

Ambulance calls assist asthmatic

Ambulances from Gettysburg, Hoven, and Selby all scrambled to help a woman suffering an asthma attack early Saturday morning on her trip from Minot, ND to Texas.
An emergency call came in a little before 6 a.m. on June 30 from an asthmatic female who was described as “hard to understand and having difficulty breathing.” Her exact location could not be pinpointed, but it was determined she was somewhere on US Hwy 83, possibly near US Hwy 20.
Walworth County Deputy Josh Boll was first on the scene, where the woman’s vehicle was stopped roughly 3.5 miles south of US 20. She was unresponsive.
Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger arrived soon after, and the Hoven Ambulance service was the first medical on scene. When Gettysburg’s EMTs arrive, they were asked to assist.
The patient was taken to the Gettysburg Hospital where she was treated and released around 3:30 p.m., at which time she returned to North Dakota.
–Molly McRoberts