- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) - Lifeguards at Hockessin Athletic Club have helped save a man’s life after he went into cardiac arrest in an outdoor pool.

New Castle County Paramedic Sgt. Michael McColley says paramedics responded to a call Monday afternoon of a 77-year-old man who lifeguards found face-down in the water.

The lifeguards pulled him out of the water and found that the man had no pulse and wasn’t breathing. They began CPR while other staff called 911.

When firefighters arrived, they continued CPR and used a defibrillator on the man. By the time paramedics arrived, the man had vital signs present.

The man’s vital signs continued to improve. He regained consciousness prior to arriving at the Christiana Hospital emergency room.

McColley says the lifeguards’ quick actions were vital to saving the man’s life.

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