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Vigo Deputies Save Life With Portable AED Device

Vigo County Sheriff's deputies quick response with an A.E.D. is being credited with saving a mans life early Saturday morning.

Just before 3:00 AM Saturday, 911 dispatchers received a call of a man not breathing and in cardiac arrest in the 1800 block of Oakridge Parkway in southern Vigo County.

911 dispatchers sent Honey Creek Fire and Rescue but also asked for any Sheriff’s unit to assist.

Deputy Jason Washburn and Reserve Deputy Jack Schoffstall both responded.

When the deputies arrived they found a 49 year old male not breathing and with no pulse.

The deputies immediately used their A.E.D. and began C.P.R.

After multiple shocks the man began breathing on his own and regained a strong pulse.

As of Sunday the victim was reported to be in stable condition.

The Sheriff’s department equipped patrol vehicles with the A.E.D. device about two years ago.

Because the device was available a life was saved.

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