Fla. first responders dubbed heroes for saving man after 45 minutes of CPR

Shabiah Gordon was in cardiac arrest and first responders began chest compressions for the next 45 minutes until they maintained a pulse


Joe Mario Pedersen
Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Lake County man is alive after six first responders performed CPR for 45 minutes straight, according to an article by WOFL.

Now those men are being called heroes for their quick actions and dedication to the February incident, WOFL wrote.

Clermont resident Shabiah Gordon calls himself a “Walking Miracle.” (Photo/ Lake EMS)
Clermont resident Shabiah Gordon calls himself a “Walking Miracle.” (Photo/ Lake EMS)
 
Walking Miracle 2019

Clermont resident Shabiah Gordon calls himself a “Walking Miracle.” He and his wife Rosa tell the story of how paramedic Jacob Gault and EMT Nicholas Gammello worked tirelessly for 45 minutes to save Shabiah’s life.

Posted by Lake EMS on Friday, June 21, 2019

Rose Gordon noticed her husband, Shabiah, was breathing abnormally in his sleep on the morning of Feb. 24, WOFL reported.

After trying to wake him up, Rose called 911, WOFL reported.

Shabiah was in cardiac and respiratory arrest by the time first responders arrived, WOFL reported.

The responders began chest compressions for the next 45 minutes until they maintained a pulse, WOFL reported.

Shabiah was taken to the hospital, where he spent two weeks before walking out, according to the report.

Read the full report on WOFL.

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