Shaun Godair of Mendon (right) receives the Civil Air Patrol’s life-saving award presented by Vermont CAP Wing Commander Michael Davidson at the Rutland Airport last month.
Shaun Godair, 17, of Mendon was recognized by the U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for saving a life on March 7, 2011.
Godair, a student enrolled at Rutland High School, is an award-winning Eagle Scout and CAP cadet captain. He is a member of the Civil Air Patrol Rutland Composite Squadron based at the Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport. On March 7, Godair saved the life of his father during an emergency incident that occurred at home.
Godair found his father lying motionless on the snow near the driveway. The cadet calmly took control of the situation and instructed his mother to dial 911 and bring blankets. His father was unconscious while the teen kept the body warm until an ambulance arrived.
Godair’s father recovered and is doing well, thanks to his son's quick-thinking and leadership training though CAP and Scouting.