CPR credited with saving life at pool

From: Syracuse Journal Democrat

When the call came in of an unresponsive  16-year-old at the Nebraska City pool this weekend, a Nebraska City EMS squad  arrived at the scene to find CPR in progress.
That may very well have made a difference in the youth's survival  said Andrew Snodgrass, who responded to the call.
EMS personnel took over, using a defibrillator to save the  youngster, who was transported to St. Mary's Community Hospital then flown to  Bryan Health in Lincoln, where he is reported to be doing well.
Snodgrass credits the training of lifeguards in CPR for helping save  the youngster's life.
"The lifeguards get a lot of credit. They are trained and did  exactly what they needed to do."
This case and others have demonstrated the importance of having CPR  started at the scene immediately and has sparked the EMS Division to expand the  number of people it trains in CPR with a community-wide event.