Woman found who helped save life

MONMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There was a special reunion Friday between a Monmouth man and a woman he says helped save his life.

On St. Patrick's Day, Hayley Rolfe stopped to help Leonard Crocker who collapsed on the side of the ride after suffering a massive heart attack. But she left shortly after the ambulance arrived.

Crocker spent the past three weeks search for Rolfe in an effort to show his gratitude and he got his chance Friday.

The story was featured in the local media earlier this week. A member of Rolfe's family contacted Crocker and scheduled the reunion.

Crocker suffered a massive heart attack on St. Patrick's Day. The 61 public works employee had been cutting trees when he collapsed on the side of the road. Rolfe, who is about to graduate from nursing school, was driving by and stopped to help. She checked his pulse and made sure he was breathing.

Crocker had two clogged arteries, he was rushed to the hospital and was fitted with a pacemaker. When they saw each other again, Crocker thanked the mother of two and called her his 'angel.'

'You are actually an angel on earth. Thank you so much,' said Crocker.

Rolfe replied, 'You are welcome. I'm glad you are doing better.'

Crocker is expected to be back on the job in about two months. Rolfe will graduate from nursing school in May.


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