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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • CPR credited with saving life at pool

  • When the call came in of an unresponsive 16-year-old at the Nebraska City pool this weekend, a Nebraska City EMS squad arrived at the scene to find CPR in progress.
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  • When the call came in of an unresponsive 16-year-old at the Nebraska City pool this weekend, a Nebraska City EMS squad arrived at the scene to find CPR in progress.
    That may very well have made a difference in the youth's survival said Andrew Snodgrass, who responded to the call.
    EMS personnel took over, using a defibrillator to save the youngster, who was transported to St. Mary's Community Hospital then flown to Bryan Health in Lincoln, where he is reported to be doing well.
    Snodgrass credits the training of lifeguards in CPR for helping save the youngster's life.
    "The lifeguards get a lot of credit. They are trained and did exactly what they needed to do."
    This case and others have demonstrated the importance of having CPR started at the scene immediately and has sparked the EMS Division to expand the number of people it trains in CPR with a community-wide event.
    The News-Press will include a follow up story.
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