Mendocino Deputy Saves Man’s Life
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On 03-20-15 at approximately 12:39 AM, Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff Zemanuel Lima was on routine patrol in the Fort Bragg area and overheard emergency medical and fire personnel, on another radio channel, being dispatched to a residence on Ocean View Dr., Fort Bragg. They were responding to a report of an unresponsive male adult, with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) being conducted by the caller.
Deputy Lima responded, without being requested, to provide any assistance that he could. He arrived within minutes, before emergency medical personnel, and found the victim’s wife struggling to provide CPR to the victim. Deputy Lima examined the victim and found that he was not breathing, did not have a pulse, and his eyes were fixed and dilated.
Deputy Lima acted quickly and began performing effective CPR on the victim, which he sustained for approximately 5 minutes until emergency medical personnel arrived. Deputy Lima assisted emergency medical personnel for an additional approximately 20 minutes until the victim had a spontaneous return of circulation. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital in serious, but stable, condition.
Medical personnel at the scene and at the hospital emphatically stated that Deputy Lima’s timely and effective application of CPR saved the victim’s life.