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Man, 56, saved by West York officers

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two West York Borough police officers are being credited with saving a man suffering from cardiac arrest.

Sgt. Bradley Thomas and Patrolman Michael Mendez were on duty on January 8 when they were dispatched to the Vikings Athletic Association on North Adams Street for a report of a 56-year-old employee who had suffered from cardiac arrest.

The officers arrived within two minutes of being dispatched and found the West York man not breathing and without a pulse.

Sgt. Thomas and Ptlm. Mendez performed CPR and then used the club's portable defibrillator until medics arrived.

The officers continued to perform CPR and four cardiac shocks using an automated external defibrillator until the man began to breathe, and the officers detected a pulse.

Arriving medics took over treating the man and transported him to York Hospital. As of Monday, he remained at an area hospital with his condition improving.

Each West York Borough Police patrol car is equipped with a defibrillator which officers are trained and certified yearly on how to use them.

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