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Local Men Honored for Saving Man's Life

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SPRINGFIELD -- Two men receive high honors for their heroic actions Wednesday.
    
It was late last year when Greg Kyes and Mike Ryan's quick response and emergency training helped save the life of a local man.

Their good deed was rewarded this morning by the American Heart Association at Kerasotes YMCA in Springfield.
    
Back
in October, Kyes and Ryan saw a man collapsed after running on Sacred
Heart Griffin's track. That was when they jumped into action, to save
the life of George Rudis by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.

"The
ambulance driver and the emergency room personnel and all the cardiac
calf people, and certainly all of those people played a huge role in my
recovery. But without them to start the process, all those other people
would've been working on someone else."

Following the incident, George Rudis received a defibrillator and three stints at Memorial Medical Center.
    
According
to the American Heart Association, nearly 360-thousand cardiac arrests
happen outside of a hospital, each year. This makes CPR training a top
priority for the AHA, as it can triple a heart attack victim's chance of
survival.

Local Men Honored for Saving Man's Life


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