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Good Samaritans Presented With Award

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MEDFORD, Ore. — A Southern Oregon doctor and three City of Medford workers are being recognized for their efforts to save lives. State Senator Alan Bates presented the Lifesaving Award to Dr. John Bowling and those workers.

Dr. Bowling was driving down South Stage Road back in August when he saw a person on the ground surrounded by a group of people. Dr. Bowling stopped and ran over and performed CPR for 10 minutes until help arrived. The person survived.

“He had no pulse. No respiration and you know my first thought honestly was what if I do this wrong? I’m not sure if I remember exactly how to do it, but then I thought there’s nothing to lose here,” said Dr. Bowling.

The award is given to those who meet the criteria of performing CPR to save someone’s life while not on the job.