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Food Lion employee saves woman’s life in store, being called a ‘hero’

A Food Lion employee in Greenville saved a woman's life while she was in the store.
A Food Lion employee in Greenville saved a woman's life while she was in the store.(Amber Lake)
Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 7:38 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A woman here in the East is being considered a local hero after saving a customer’s life at a Food Lion grocery store.

The heroic efforts took place at the Food Lion on Turnbury Drive in Greenville where Maia White save a woman’s life.

The store manager said It was your typical Friday at the Food Lion on Turnbury Drive with customers coming in and out of the store.

Maia White is a cashier at Food Lion, and was doing her normal duties until an announcement came over the speaker.

Maia White heard the announcement saying someone who knew CPR was needed on the aisle.

White, who plans to study nursing at ECU, answered the call and sprung into action.

White ran down the aisle, checked the woman’s consciousness, her pulse, and saw that the woman was turning blue.

She started performing CPR.

White said she learned everything she knew from Pitt Community College, but the situation was still scary.

And get it right she did.

White saved the woman’s life and is now being called a hero, and said that she hopes to further her nursing education at ECU.

White and the nightside store manager, Michael McDermott were presented with an Outstanding Performance Award from Food Lion, in recognition and appreciation for an outstanding performance in their roles.

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