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It works, folks, You need to have an AED nearby. My wife and I have one at home and travel with it.

Retired firefighters use AED to save golfer
By GEORGIA ZERMENO, Reporter, The Friday Flyer

"It was about 4:15 or 4:30 p.m.," says Liz Hefferon. "I was picking my husband up after he completed a game of golf, and we went into the clubhouse for a drink – that's when it happened."

A moment that changed some lives, a moment that saved another's life.

According to Golf Course employee Ian Nelson, he was working the desk when someone opened the door and yelled, "Call 911, we have someone down on the 18th hole!"

Ian immediately called 911 and gave them the location, had someone watch the desk and headed out to see how he could help.

Ian says what he witnessed was amazing. "They were doing CPR, then they did the defibrillator. The guy was blue, lifeless, and then suddenly he took a gasp of air. They saved his life."

Will High Profile Cases of SCA Suffered by Athletes Help Raise Awareness?

Fabrice Muamba, 23, a British soccer player, suffered sudden cardiac arrest on March 17, and was clinically dead for 78 minutes before being resuscitated. He has since recovered and was discharged from the hospital on April 16. Whether or not he will continue as a footballer has yet to be decided. For now, he wants to spend precious time with his family.

Piermario MorosiniOn April 14, Italian soccer player Piermario Morosini, 25, suffered SCA during a match. Unfortunately, he could not be resuscitated.

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