U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognize rangers for saving drowning man at Lewisville Lake

Published March 15, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District will recognize two rangers for their efforts March 2, which led to the rescue of a Lewisville Lake visitor experiencing distress while in the water. Col. Richard J. Muraski, Jr., commander, Fort Worth District will present Rangers Cliff Huddleston and Dylan Mayfield with the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, March, 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lewisville Lake Project Office located at 1801 N. Mill St. Lewisville, Texas 75057.

While conducting a routine patrol on March 2, Huddleston and Mayfield were flagged down by three men at the Pilot Knoll boat ramp. The Rangers noticed the victim was struggling in the water. Another man jumped into the water near the courtesy boat dock with a life jacket and was able to keep victim from drowning as the park rangers maneuvered the patrol boat up to the two men in the water. The "buddy" held on to the side of the boat while Huddleston held the subject above water along the side of the boat. Mayfield then maneuvered the boat to the nearby ramp which was approximately 40 yards away. The victim was unconscious and both rangers began CPR. Within 5 minutes an ambulance arrived on scene and transported the subject to Denton Regional Hospital. Their quick actions that prevented the victim from drowning epitomize the spirit of teamwork and reflect great credit upon them, the Corps of Engineers and the United States Army.

Any media representatives wanting to attend the ceremony should contact the Fort Worth District Public Affairs Office, 817-886-1306.


Ed Rivera

Release no. 12-018