PINE BEACH – Within just four minutes, first responders arrived at the home of an elderly man who was unresponsive, and saved his life.
Police received a 911 call that an 85-year-old man was choking. The police, fire and medical services immediately acted on the call and arrived at the residence in just four minutes.
When responders arrive at the home, they found the man lying on his kitchen floor unresponsive. The team preformed the Heimlich Maneuver, but failed to help as the man’s throat was still blocked.
With the man still having a pulse, the team urgently sent him in an ambulance to Community Medical Center. There, EMT’s were successful at bring him back to consciousness and normal breathing. The man is currently in secure condition at Community Medical Center.
“With the quick response and efforts of the highly cross trained personnel on scene this resident’s life was fortunately saved,” said Beachwood EMS Captain James Horn.