A man is alive today as the result of the quick thinking and teamwork of two West Haven men. While visiting the waterfall at Indian Well State Park, Christian Sandor and Joseph Lombard noticed a drowning taking place in the foamy water at the base of the falls. Both entered the water immediately and retrieved the victim who by then was unconscious.
Both Sandor and Lombard performed CPR, and once they were satisfied that the victim had resumed breathing on his own, Sandor ran to get help. Authorities were notified, and the victim was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital by Lifestar Helicopter.
At the time of this writing, the victim’s name and further condition have not been released, aside from confirming that the victim was breathing on his own and had a pulse. Christian Sandor is an Eagle Scout of Troop 802; this fall he will attend SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, majoring in naval architecture.
Joseph Lombard is currently joining the U.S. Air Force, and will begin basic training in Texas later this month. He is a 2nd Lieutenant of emergency services in the USAF Auxiliary Composite Squadron in Plainville.
Both young men are recent graduates of the Sound School.