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Villager thankful for friend who saved his life after he collapsed

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Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 8:00 am

Larry Lovold collapsed suddenly. He doesn’t remember what happened afterward, but he is alive to talk about it.

That is in large part because of his friend, Richard Hoyt.

“Make no mistake,” Lovold said. “If Richard wasn’t there, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”

Lovold, of the Village of St. James, suffered a heart attack while waiting to use the bathroom at a convenience store in Gainesville. As part of The Villages Goldwing Club, Lovold was riding his motorcycle 1,600 miles from The Villages to Maggie Valley, North Carolina, and back.

Read this story and many others in Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Sun.