Paramedic demoted after treating man found hanging from ankle for 2 days

Paramedic demoted after treating man found hanging from ankle for 2 days

September 14th, 2011 by Beth Burger in Local - Breaking News

A no-trespassing sign is nailed to a tree adjacent to the high ropes course at Greenway Farm in Hixson.

A no-trespassing sign is nailed to a tree...

Photo by Jenna Walker /Times Free Press.

A paramedic will be demoted and placed on leave for 28 days after being accused of delivering the wrong medication for a man found hanging by his ankle for two days, according to board's finding this morning.

Timothy Waldo will hold the new title of emergency medical technician and will be placed on probation, according to a statement released after a five-member board held a hearing on the incident.

Melvin Davis, 57, who was found at Greenway Farms, has remained at Erlanger hospital.

The family of Davis said they want privacy.

Jamie Jackson, an EMT who also responded to the call on Thursday, was absolved of all responsibility and returned to work this morning.

For complete details, read tomorrow's Times Free Press.