Colleagues Save New Mexico Postal Worker With CPR

From: EMS World

When a postal worker's heart stopped beating Tuesday, plenty of hands were willing to help keep her blood circulating. "I guess you could call it a team effort," said Lonnie Sanchez, a supervisor at the Pacheco Street post office where the incident occurred.

And it goes to show how important it is for people to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), said Santa Fe Police Officer Joe LeBlanc.

"It's not very hard to learn," he said.

The woman, who has been working with the post office for about 25 years, wasn't conscious or breathing after she collapsed around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Carrier Anthony Martinez and supervisor Wayne Redmon started CPR, while co-workers called 911, Sanchez said in a news conference at Santa Fe Police headquarters Friday.

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