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Budds Creek game player down for count; saved by tough St. Mary’s cops and PG firefighters who are good in the mud

On May 10, 2014, several members of the St Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were working in an off duty capacity providing security for the Warrior Dash race in Budd’s Creek, Maryland. The annual event is one of the largest and most anticipated events in the region. At 12:24 PM, Deputy William Wood received a report that a race participant had collapsed in a wooded area and was not breathing. Deputy Wood requested help over his radio. Deputy Wood and Deputy Trevor Teague located the 56 year old female on the muddy trail more than 50 yards into a densely wooded area. They immediately assessed the situation, reported her condition, and took over administering CPR from other race participants.