Deputy revives man lying on sidewalk with no pulse

Deputy revives man lying on sidewalk with no pulse

A Yakima County Sheriff’s deputy saved a man’s life Tuesday afternoon by reviving him with a defibrillator. It was the first successful restart of a person’s heart using an Automated External Defibrillator, according to a news release.

At about 1:40 p.m., Deputy Flabiano “Bobby” Miranda came across a 64-year-old man unconscious on the sidewalk near the intersection of Highway 97 and Fort Road in Toppenish. A woman was attempting to perform CPR compressions on him.

The deputy grabbed his defibrillator and ran to help. He found the man had no pulse and placed shock pads on the man’s chest. The device successfully restarted the man’s heartbeat.

The victim was breathing on his own by the time fire units arrived and he was transported away in an ambulance, deputies said.