FARMINGTON — After truck driver Charles Bolduc suffered an electric shock when the boom from his truck struck electrical wires in December, several people – the family who owned the New Vineyard farm where the accident happened, first responders and those who arrived later – helped keep him alive.

Members of the Lane family and a Franklin County corporal were recognized by the sheriff’s office Friday for their actions Dec. 23 that helped save Bolduc’s life.

“That was some heads-up work,” Sheriff Scott Nichols said at the ceremony. “If one link of that chain disappeared, we would’ve had a fatality.”

Bolduc, 21, of Cookshire, Quebec, was delivering grain to Shady Lane Farm when the boom that dispenses the grain from the truck struck wires, electrifying the truck and shocking Bolduc.

Bolduc was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

He’s now back in Quebec delivering grain.

Becky Lane and Amie Lane were in one of the farm’s buildings at 3 p.m. Dec. 23 when the lights flickered.

They ran outside to see what caused it and saw the truck with its boom in the wires and Bolduc lying face-down on the ground next to the cab.

Amie Lane began administering CPR to Bolduc, who showed no pulse, while Becky Lane called 911 and told her grandson, Nicholas Rowe, 9, to find his uncle Ernest Lane, who had been certified recently in CPR.

Rowe found Lane, who helped Amie Lane administer CPR until New Vineyard Fire Department Lt. Susan Lambert arrived and joined the effort.

When Franklin County Cpl. Matthew Brann got to the scene, he used his automated external defibrillator to revive Buldoc’s pulse, which was weak. Then NorthStar ambulance arrived and took over.

Immediately after the accident, Martin Lane, owner of Shady Lane Farm, contacted the trucking company, which put him in touch with Bolduc’s family. When the family arrived in Maine after the 100-plus-mile trip, Lane and his brother, Michael Lane, drove them to the hospital.

At the recognition ceremony Friday at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Farmington, Martin Lane, Becky Lane, Amie Lane, Ernest Lane, Michael Lane and Nicholas Rowe were awarded Life Saving Certificates for their actions that helped save Bolduc’s life. Amie Lane and Ernest Lane also were awarded Life Saving Medals for administering CPR to Bolduc before first responders arrived.

Lambert, the first emergency responder on the scene, received a Life Saving Certificate. Brann was awarded the office’s Meritorious Service Medal. Brann was also named Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year for 2015.

At the recognition ceremony, the sheriff’s office also honored Franklin County Jail Corrections Officer Felicia Floyd as Corrections Officer of the Year for 2015.

Martin Lane has stayed in touch with the family and hopes Bolduc will be able to deliver grain to them again.

“I talked to his father yesterday, and he’s back in the truck, delivering grain,” Lane said Friday.

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