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"Second chance at life:" Daughter uses CPR to save life of father in cardiac arrest

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 26-year-old lifeguard who is also trained in CPR saved her father's life over the weekend.

A 59-year-old Town of Farmington man was hosting a family gathering at his Green Lake home on Friday when he became unresponsive around 7:53 p.m.

The man had no prior cardiac history.

His stepdaughter recognized the signs of cardiac distress and started CPR.

“The early intervention of CPR by the stepdaughter provided the critical time needed to get first responders on scene with the AED. Thanks to her, this man has a second chance at life.” Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis said. “Stories like this clearly demonstrate the importance for everyone to know basic CPR. One day you may need it to save a loved one, just as this stepdaughter did.”

The man regained consciousness before he was transported to the hospital.

Family said the man has recovered and is set to be released today. 

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