- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) - An off-duty sheriff’s detective is credited with saving the life of a 71-year-old restaurant patron in suburban Syracuse.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports (https://bit.ly/1C2n0nz ) that Onondaga County Sheriff’s Detective Matt Smith was dining at Morgan’s in Geddes (GEH’-dehs) Saturday night when the man fell to the floor.

Smith rushed to the man and found he wasn’t breathing. He began CPR while others called 911.

Emergency responders from the Solvay Fire Department shocked the man with an automated external defibrillator. The man was taken by ambulance to Crouse Hospital, where he remains in intensive care. Detective Jon Seeber said the man is expected to survive.


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