An off-duty firefighter’s quick actions helped saved the life of a man who suffered a heart attack earlier this month in Merced, California.
The Merced Sun reports (http://bit.ly/Tq2kx8) that Kevin Buccola walked out of his gym on the morning of November 13 to find a crowd in the parking lot standing around an unconscious man.
“He had probably about four minutes of oxygen left in his blood system,” Buccola told reporters. “So I wanted to get some compressions going to get the blood circulating so he wouldn’t get brain damage.”
A bystander called 911, and soon a fire truck and then an ambulance arrived at the scene. The patient was shocked twice with a defibrillator and regained his pulse.
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