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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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