NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Three Little Caesars employees in New Philadelphia are being credited for saving their co-worker's life.

Store owner Andrea Tyson says an employee named Gilbert Gaynesbloom collapsed and became unresponsive around 8:00 p.m. Thursday during his shift at the restaurant located at West High Avenue. 

She says employees Brody Ferris, Keralyn Songer and Nicole Strong quickly sprung into action without hesitation, performing CPR on him.

Ferris, who recently received CPR training to become a lifeguard, did chest compressions while his co-worker Songer administered mouth to mouth. The three kept their composure in what was a life or death situation.

“In the crucial minutes between him collapsing and first responders rushing to the store, we were told CPR during those minutes were crucial in saving his life and preventing brain damage,” Tyson said.

She says Ferris’ CPR training was crucial.

“This is training is what helped [Ferris] lead the three of them to save Gilbert’s life.”

Tyson says Gaynesbloom is doing well and in good spirits as he recovers in a Canton-area hospital. In the meantime, she says she is incredibly thankful for the heroics of her three employees.

“I am so incredibly proud and overwhelmed by their efforts,” she said.