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Ice fisherman with no training saves friend with CPR

February 21, 2018

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine ice fisherman with no first-aid training performed CPR on his friend who collapsed on a frozen pond.

Gary Croteau tells the Sun Journal he had invited his friend out Saturday to Taylor Pond in Auburn for ice fishing. Croteau and his friend were drilling holes in the pond when the 77-year-old suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing.

Croteau says he administered CPR as someone on the shore called 911. His friend started breathing again before he was taken to Central Maine Medical Center for treatment.

The man is said to be in good condition. Doctors are performing tests to determine what happened.

Croteau says he used what he had seen on TV when he performed the life-saving procedure.

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Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com

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