York Deputy Saves Man with CPR, Defibrillator Unit

From: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Deputy Eric Hart saved someone’s life with CPR and a defibrillator for the second time in a little more than year.

Hart, a deputy with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, saved a man’s live when he responded to a reported unconscious person around 6:10 p.m. June 9. He arrived at the Tabb Lakes subdivision home, where he found the victim’s wife who was on the phone with 911. She took Hart to the man, where Hart tried to wake him. He then determined the victim was having a cardiac incident.

He then retrieved the Automated External Defibrillator from his patrol car. Upon deploying it, the machine said shocking was not necessary, so Hart started CPR on the victim. When Hart was finishing the first round of CPR, medics arrived. Ivey said Hart assisted the medics in getting the victim breathing again. By the time the victim arrived at Riverside Hospital, he had a pulse and was breathing on his own.

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