Deputies’ quick response with AED saves man’s life

(File photo)
(File photo)

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A quick response with an AED is being credited for saving a life early Saturday morning.

Deputies with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1800 Block of Oakridge Parkway in southern Vigo County just before 3 a.m.

Deputies were the first to arrive at the scene and found a 49-year-old man in cardiac arrest, not breathing and with no pulse.

Chief Deputy Clark Cottom said two of the deputies connected their AED and began CPR. The man began breathing on his own and regained a strong pulse.

“Quick response by the deputies and the A.E.D. saved the man’s life,” Cottom said.

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