Firefighters, first responders and witnesses credited with saving Lake Shore man’s life – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal


LAKE SHORE — Lake Shore City Hall was unusually full at the start of the June 27 regular city council meeting and for good reason.

Nearly 40 people turned out at North Memorial Ambulance to present the Life Saver Awards to firefighters and first responders who helped save a life on May 1 through the prehospital care of a cardiac arrest patient.

Family and friends of Patrick Scrimshaw, who suffered cardiac arrest on May 1, 2022, attend a presentation of the Lifesaver Award on June 27, 2022, during a City Council meeting at Lake Shore Town Hall .


Twenty-five family and friends of Patrick Scrimshaw were on hand to recognize bystander Ted Feyder, who pioneered CPR; eight Nisswa firefighters/first responders; two North Ambulance crew members; and Lake Shore Police Sgt. Mike Heldt for their life-saving actions on May Day to revive Scrimshaw.

Honored firefighters/first responders included Nisswa Fire Chief Shawn Bailey, Lizzy Thurlow, Diane Townsend, Nick Potzmann, Justin Stahnke, Noah Kronstedt, Adam Kainulainen and Luke Waln.

Board member Doug Miller was absent on June 27.

Lake Shore remains Cass County’s largest city with an estimated 2021 population of 1,080, according to the state’s Demographer’s Office.

The city’s 2020 population estimate was 1,050, according to the U.S. Census. The estimate by state demographers in 2019 was 1,072 and in 2018 was 1,067.

Lake Shore’s household estimate as of April 1, 2021 is 478.

In other matters, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes, counsel:

  • Learned that in May, police reported 109 incidents in the city, including 66 traffic incidents and 43 miscellaneous calls. The activity included 46 traffic warnings, seven traffic citations, four suspicious activity calls and two property damage complaints. Lake Shore Police assisted other agencies seven times.

Mayor Krista Knudsen said she and City Administrator Teri Hastings will attend a meeting in Nisswa to hear the proposed increase for the Nisswa Fire Department Relief Association.

  • Accepted donations from area restaurants to offset the cost of food provided at the city’s 75th anniversary celebration on June 9 at Fritz Loven Park. Bar Harbor, Cowboy’s, Lost Lake Lodge and Zorbaz each donated $200.
  • Passed a resolution regarding a petition from residents of Springside Drive requesting road improvements. The city engineer will prepare a feasibility study for the work at a cost of $7,500.
  • I learned that an archaeological survey was done on June 4-5 and the route for trail 77 was cleared. The city is working with the owner of Gohman to move forward with the revised alignment.
  • Agreed to maintain a neutral stance on a request for road leave from Archer and Howard Avenue.

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