Sunday, October 2, 2022

WATCH: York daughter, father appear on Today Show to meet first responders who saved man’s life

Nearly two months ago, Rebecca Hill was on the phone with an emergency dispatcher, giving her father, Jim, CPR as he lay unconscious on the floor of his bedroom.

On Monday morning, the father-daughter pair were in New York City, preparing to meet the dispatcher and York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy who helped save Jim Hill’s life as he suffered a heart attack.

Jim Hill, Rebecca Hill, dispatcher Sara Mattingly and deputy Kalyn Hall appeared on NBC Universal’s Today Show Monday morning, meeting as a group for the first time since Jim Hill’s Sept. 6 heart attack.

During the show, the Hills recounted their story and thanked the emergency responders who kept Jim Hill alive.

Click here to read WYDaily’s full story, which includes interviews with Rebecca and Jim Hill.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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