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July 21, 2013
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Device aids in rescue of man drowning in Tahoe

A new device that provides mechanical compressions during CPR was used to save a drowning man in South Lake Tahoe last week. The man was seen swimming near the boat docks on July 15 in the Tahoe Keys when witnesses saw he was having trouble and called 911. Rescuers from the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department responded to the docks where they and Dan Schmidt from El Dorado County Search and Rescue saw the man go under. Rescuers dove in and swam down 10 feet, retrieving the man and pulling him into a boat. Using an auto-pulse device they were …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 23, 2013 05:26PM Published Jul 21, 2013 09:54AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.