Prospect employee saves co-worker


PROSPECT — One town employee used the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of another while working Tuesday, according to Mayor Robert Chatfield.

Chatfield said a Town Hall employee began choking on a pill around 3:40 p.m. when Megan Fortier Patchkofsky, the town’s grants director, came to the rescue.

Patchkofsky was able to dislodge the pill, Chatfield said. Patchkofsky is also a safety officer with the town fire department.

“Everything turned out good,” he said.

The choking employee refused an ambulance, he said.