GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Thursday, December The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and American Medical Response recognized bystanders who stepped forward to help a fellow citizen, ultimately, saving his life.
On September 23, 2019, Josephine County 911 received a call for an emergency at the Reinhart Volunteer Park soccer field. The caller said that a man went unconscious and fell out of his chair. He was in cardiac arrest.
Six fellow citizens sprung to action, performing life-sustaining CPR until firefighters and paramedics arrived on scene. Due to the quick action of these individuals, emergency crews were able to restore a heartbeat, and he is alive and recovering today.
Doctors say CPR is now much simpler. They say if a person is unresponsive, roll them over, make sure their airway is clear and start pumping on the chest at 100 beats per minute.
They go on to say the incident at Reinhart Volunteer Park soccer field is proof CPR saves lives.
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