Wytheville Parks and Rec employees save life of customer who collapsed Tuesday, police say

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Several employees with the Wytheville Parks and Recreation Department are being praised for reportedly saving a person’s life after he collapsed at the recreation center Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Wytheville Police Department says a customer was working out at the Wytheville Recreation Center, but when he was found not breathing and without a pulse, employees performed CPR and used an AED to restart the customer’s heart.

By the time Wytheville first responders and police officers arrived at the scene, officials say the patient had a pulse and was breathing on his own.

Wytheville Fire And Rescue Department says crews started advanced life support measures and stabilized the patient before he was brought to Wythe County Community Hospital, conscious and alert.

“The value and importance of knowing CPR paid HUGE dividends today in Wytheville,” Wytheville Fire and Rescue Department wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

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