Rural Metro Fire says a bystander saved a man's life by using CPR

A man fell off of a raft and went under water for a couple of minutes.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 9:55 AM

GALICE, Ore--- A man is alive and recovering because of a bystander.

Rural Metro Fire says the man fell out of a raft on the Rogue River. He was not wearing a life jacket. He went underwater for a couple of minutes and came back to the surface of the water unconscious.

A bystander pulled him out of the water and started CPR. The man started breathing again and regained consciousness. First responders arrived and took him to a hospital. The bystander asked Rural Metro Fire to remain anonymous. 

Rural Metro says this is a reminder to wear a life jacket on the Rogue River. Also why it's important to learn basic CPR and first aid skills.

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