When Alicia Bravo saw the EMS service in her childhood hometown was holding a 5K race to raise money for a mechanical chest compression system, she signed up right away. As an ER nurse, Bravo knew the importance of quality CPR. She also recognized the challenges faced by volunteer-fueled rural emergency services. Bravo ran the 2016 race in Cambridge, Wisconsin, and won her age group. Better yet, the local emergency service raised enough money to pay for the machine. On the morning of July 1, 2017, Bravo was again visiting her parents’ Wisconsin home. Several relatives went for a morning run around the nearby lake. Bravo got a late start so decided to swim across the lake and run back. The dual training made sense because she was preparing for a triathlon. Bravo began swimming with her dad, sister, son, brother-in-law and nieces joining alongside in a boat that also served as a buffer from other lake traffic. A few minutes into the swim, her dad, Bill Decker, heard Bravo call for help. He threw her a flotation device. When she didn’t move, he shouted for his daughter, Andrea Olson, to jump in. Olson quickly pulled her sister to the boat, carefully keeping her head above water. D...