Two San Diego sailors save veteran at the zoo using CPR

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Sailors save life using CPR at zooPrecious Life CPR frequently features stories of how people are being saved by the use of CPR. Today, we have a story that took place right here in San Diego. We always teach that an emergency can happen anywhere, at anytime, to someone that you know, maybe even a loved one, or someone that you work with or come in contact while doing everyday activities. This story emphasizes that very point.

The two sailors were visiting the zoo separately with their families, when James Thompson, a 65-year old Navy veteran from Minnesota, collapsed. The first to provide assistance was Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Stephanie Moor,  who started CPR. Ensign Janean Wujek, a registered nurse saw the crowd and assisted Moor with chest compressions and rescue breathing.

They continued compressions and rescue breathing until help arrived and Mr. Thompson was transported to the hospital. After having a pacemaker installed, he had this to say about the efforts of the two sailors, “I am at a loss for words….Their dedication to duty — it’s awesome. Coming to the aid of a complete stranger.”

We agree with Mr. Thompson, they are awesome.

Read the complete story about their effort and leave a comment showing your support of their effort.

Image credit: NMCSD

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