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Stinnett boys honored for bravery in saving younger brother’s life

August 12, 2011

Twelve-year-old Zach Lantelme and 10-year-old Caleb Lantelme received special recognition at the Stinnett City Council meeting for saving the life of their younger brother, 10-year-old Michael Lantelme, who received recognition for his outstanding recovery. The brothers are pictured with Stinnett EMS director Tonia Eberhardt. PHOTO BY DON RICE

Caleb and Zach Lantelme of Stinnett were presented awards for bravery shown at the August 8, 2011, Stinnett City Council meeting.
On May 30, 2011, the brothers saved their younger brother, Michael, from a live electrical wire. At the time of the accident, Michael was helping his family put out hot spots from a grass fire.
The electrical line was supposed to be deactivated but was not.
When Michael picked up the line, he was electrocuted.
Stinnett EMS Director Tonia Eberhardt said, “Through the grace of God his brothers were with him. It makes me a little emotional, because we don’t get to do this that often.”
The two brothers knocked him from the electrical line and started CPR on their brother and so resuscitated him.
It was stated that Zack learned CPR from the back of a medical card.
The brothers brought him to the Stinnett EMS, who then took Michael to Amarillo “and has had a wonderful outcome.”
The Stinnett City Council issued a proclamation that May 30 is Zack and Caleb Lantelme Day.
The Stinnett EMS awarded plaques to the two brothers for their bravery and life saving efforts. Michael was awarded a plaque for his miraculous outcome.
”They are very, very lucky boys and we are proud of them!” exclaimed Eberhardt.

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