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Two Rotary Run Good Samaritans identified

The Lottis family has been able to identify two of the four Good Samaritans who helped Kent Lottis, who collapsed with a heart attack at the end of the Rotary Run half marathon on March 21. Lottis, a Bellevue resident, is currently recovering with success from the emergency.

According to Daniel Lottis, brother of Kent, the nurse who delivered CPR is Mercer Island resident Victoria Sandoval. She is a friend of the family who works at Mercer Island Pediatrics as a triage nurse. Daniel Lottis said that chest compressions for the CPR were administered by Bonnie Gong, a doctor who works at a women's clinic in Evergreen.

Alyssa Lee also helped give mouth-to-mouth during the emergency.

The fourth helper, a male race participant, has not yet been identified.

Emergency medical attention was required when Kent Lottis collapsed of a heart attack within feet of the Rotary half marathon finish line on Sunday.

"The fact that an ER nurse was right there [at the finish line] and started CPR immediately was very fortuitous," said race director Sam Sullivan. "There was also a spectator, a woman, who jumped the barricade and administered mouth to mouth."

According to Sullivan, there were five other medical emergencies during the race.

"At the time [Lottis] collapsed, the EMT's, who were stationed at the event all day, were working on another man who was not in as bad condition so we got them down to [Lottis] as soon as we found out how serious his condition was," he said.

None of the other emergencies, however, were as severe as Lottis'.

"All of the others are doing fine as far as we know," Sullivan said.

The Lottis family has expressed thanks and gratitude to those who helped Kent and to the community for its support. They are still hoping to identify the male participant who helped during the emergency.

People who may know his name can call or write the Reporter at 232-1215 or editor@mi-reporter.com.

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