Bluffton firefighters honor local man for heroism

astice@islandpacket.comFebruary 19, 2013 

A man who quickly performed CPR after seeing a golfer fall over at a local course last April will be honored by the Bluffton Township Fire District today.

Firefighters will present Bob Kart with a Citizens Heroism Award at a 4 p.m. ceremony at fire district headquarters at 357 Fording Island Road. His quick action on April 2 helped save the golfer's life, according to public education officer Sandy Stroud.

The fire district has recognized residents who help out during a medical emergencies before. The most recent ceremony was in September, when firefighters thanked Mill Creek resident Frank Szczepanik for saving an infant from drowning at a local pool.

You can read about that award ceremony here.

Check back with The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette this afternoon for updates on the Citizens Heroism Award ceremony and follow reporter Allison Stice at twitter.com/IPBG_Allison.

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