Devon Community Hero - Five Heroes Who Saved a Man's Life


Five Heroes Who Saved a Man's Life: April 15, 2013

In April, we honored five men and women whose quick responses and brave actions saved the life of a man involved in a February helicopter crash in northwest Oklahoma City.

On that February morning, David Rogers was on his way to pick up donuts near West Britton and Rockwell when he saw a flash of light in the early morning darkness.

It was an Eagle Med helicopter exploding as it hit the ground. His instincts led him closer to the scene to help. As he arrived, he saw four employees from a nearby retirement home already there, pulling paramedic Billy Wynne..who was in flames...away from the burning wreckage.

Rogers stepped in and together they saved Wynne's life. Two others onboard the craft...pilot Mark Montgomery and nurse Chris Denning..died in the crash.


Our heroes, who were reunited at the game for the first time: David Rogers, Olga Arebalo, Paula Kemavor, Kenneth Johnson and Antonio Williams.

Also honred and present to thank the heroes were crash survivor Billy Wynne's mother Lisa Foreman and his wife Katy.

They are joined by Thunder Vice President of Community Relations Dan Mahoney and one of Devon Energy's Vice Presidents Kris Goforth.

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Five men and women whose quick responses and brave actions saved the life of a man involved in a helicopter crash

Our heroes, who were reunited at the game for the first time