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Life-saving move nets Spririt of Springs award for AFA cadet

Published: May 7, 2014, 12:29 pm, by Tom Roeder

PrintColorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on April 29 honored an Air Force Academy cadet for saving a life.
The Spirit of the Springs award went to sophomore cadet Madeleine Girardot who used the Heimlich maneuver Jan. 18 to save the life of a fellow restaurant patron.
The academy said Giradot, a member of the school’s fencing team “performed the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver on a young fencer, Helen Landwehr, while both fencers were competing at the North American Cup in Virginia Beach.” Landwher, a student at Air Academy High School, survived the incident.