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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CPR saves man from drowning in Wolf Lake

Submitted by WZZM13, News Staff
Tuesday, June 14th, 10:04 pm

EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - Medics say a sunbather's knowledge of CPR likely saved the life of a man who nearly drowned in Wolf Lake Tuesday afternoon. Joshua Huddlestun, 25, of Egelston was pulled out of the water around 3:30 p.m.

Michael Flowers was relaxing on the beach at the time, and noticed the man in the water. When he realized the man was not breathing, Flowers put his knowledge of CPR to work.

"He was completely purple, not breathing (and had a) very faint very faint pulse. That's when I realized he needed CPR, so I started doing mouth to mouth while a young lady helped with compressions."

Dan Willea, the Deputy Fire Chief in Egelston Township says this accident proves the value of CPR training. "Everybody should be trained in CPR-- you never know when you are going to need it or use it."

Medics from the Egelston Township Fire Department relieved the people performing CPR and transported the man to the hospital. By the time he was in the ambulance he had a pulse, was breathing on his own and even saying a few words.

The victim's name and condition are not known.