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Culpeper deputy credited with saving a 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 was assisted by two men at the scene who tied a rope around Bostic under his arms and by pulled him out of the water as he held the victim. The woman was unresponsive at first. Bostic administered CPR and 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.”

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