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A 14-year-old aspiring pediatrician saved the life of a 4-year-old boy found floating face down Monday in an apartment complex pool, Los Angeles fire officials said. Sofya Kagan said she was cleaning her apartment with her mother, Yelena Kagan, when they heard screams from the pool area of the apartment building in the 8500 block of International Avenue. The mother and daughter ran to the pool and saw several women trying to revive a small boy while several bystanders screamed in fright.
December 3, 2010 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Xavier Jones ran across the middle of the basketball court, ready to receive a pass from a La Verne Lutheran High School teammate. He first stumbled, then stopped, and finally keeled over motionless on the hardwood. His heart had stopped beating. After Jones crashed to the floor, head coach Eric Cooper Sr. and assistant coach John Osorno sprinted to his side and administered CPR to the 17-year-old high school senior. The quick-thinking coaches ? with the help of an iPhone ?
February 1, 2010 | By Alison Connell
My husband left me. He didn't mean to, but he did. The day before my son's birthday, he was just gone. Lying on the couch, he looked like he was crying, and foam was coming out of his mouth. I thought he was having a seizure. I wasn't sure. I panicked. But I am a volunteer trained to react in an emergency, and having my husband not respond to me caused a switch to throw. I did the chest rub, I called 911. I threw him onto the floor of the living room. I did CPR as hard and as fast as I could.
June 21, 2013 | By David Zahniser
An Indiana man died this week after a fall in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, officials with the National Park Service said Friday. David Breuer, 47, had been visiting Kings Canyon National Park with his family. He left a trail Thursday to approach the top of Mist Falls, four trail miles from Road's End in Kings Canyon, and slipped and fell into the cascade, according to park officials. Other park visitors attempted to administer CPR, but Breuer could not be revived.
July 23, 1995
As an eyewitness to a fatal accident you reported on July 7, I was saddened to see that a real hero, the man who tried to revive the victim, was not properly acknowledged. Not one other person in the growing crowd would assist. Only John L. Grogan, a local private investigator, ever came within 10 feet of the victim. He alone performed CPR, after prying open the victim's door and carrying him out of the truck and after removing a lower denture from deep in the victim's throat. Despite the body's ravaged condition (forehead and chest caved in, eyes locked open and glazed)
July 3, 2006
Re: "Manual CPR May Be More Effective Than Devices" [June 19]: As a Los Angeles County licensed EMT with advanced training, a candidate for paramedic school and a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross, I was disturbed by the brief on manual chest compressions. I was concerned that you were making cardiac arrest and heart attack one in the same. I teach my CPR students the distinct difference between the two. Heart attack has to do with the "plumbing" and cardiac arrest has to do with the "electrical."
November 20, 2006
Re "Prime Time to Learn" (Nov. 13): I love medical shows and it's nice to know that they're not just blowing smoke. Now if the actors would only learn to do CPR properly. KIT HOPE Garden Grove
January 5, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A Tustin toddler who had stopped breathing was saved by an officer, police said Saturday. Police received a call about 3 p.m. Friday that a child in the 1200 block of Walnut Avenue had stopped breathing. Officer Stephanie Nichols administered CPR until paramedics arrived. The child, who was not identified, was taken to Tustin Hospital and Medical Center, where she was treated and released. What caused the child's respiratory arrest is unknown, police said.
July 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Lightning struck a diver's air tank as he surfaced off Deerfield Beach, authorities said. Stephen Wilson, 36, was diving with three other men about 40 miles north of Miami. The other divers struggled to get Wilson back into the boat and radioed for help, authorities said. A rescue crew gave him CPR on the beach, but he was later pronounced dead at North Broward Medical Center.
September 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  WWE commentator/wrestler Jerry Lawler, who had a heart attack this week during a live broadcast of "Monday Night Raw," sent out his first public statement since his heart attack. Using the Tout social media platform, Lawler appears from his hospital room in Montreal and thanks his fans for their support since Monday. Lawler looks surprisingly good, all things considered. His voice is very weak, but he seems to be in good spirits and makes a joke about all the wires and tubes coming out of him. Doctors say that the fact there was a physician at ringside when Lawler had his heart attack probably saved his life, since he was able to receive CPR immediately.
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