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Lake County Sheriff's deputies save elderly heart attack victim

The elderly man is currently listed in critical condition.

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Two Lake County Sheriff's deputies are being lauded as heroes after providing life-saving aid to an elderly man who had a heart attack.

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On Monday, May 22, deputies Dustin Majewski and Bucyrus Palo were on patrol near the area of the Cambridge Condominiums on Mentor Avenue in Painesville Township when they responded to a 9-1-1 call. 

The elderly man had collapsed outside of his residence and was found unresponsive. The deputies worked together to administer CPR until the man started breathing again.

Shortly after his breathing started, the Painesville Township Fire Department took over aiding the man and transported him to the Tri-Point hospital.

A doctor at the hospital later spoke to the deputies, telling them that had they not been at the scene to begin CPR, the man would not have survived.

He is currently listed in critical condition.

Lake County Sheriff Frank Leonbruno released a statement expressing his gratitude to the deputies that can be seen below.

"Deputy Sheriffs are trained on a regular basis to administer CPR. In fact, Deputy Dustin Majewski is a CPR instructor. Watching the body cam footage from the incident I was amazed at the calm demeanor of the deputies at the scene during such a stressful situation, and how quickly they reacted. Their efforts follow a May 19th motorcycle accident when Deputy Bryant Matthews administered CPR until rescue arrived, and a May 10th incident during which Deputy Mike Reed administered the Heimlich Maneuver to a woman was choking and unable to breathe.

"We are very proud of the professionalism of Deputy Dustin Majewski and Deputy Bucyrus Palo. Excellent work!"

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