PEKIN (WEEK) — A 17-year-old girl is alive and well after suffering cardiac arrest, thanks to the actions of two Pekin Police officers and a bystander, among others.
The girl collapsed while watching the Marigold Festival parade and it was quickly determined that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a release from Advanced Medical Transport.
The two Pekin Police officers, Adam Smith and Cory Mitchell, performed CPR; The Pekin Fire Department and AMT arrived together within minutes and provided care.
October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one killer of adults in America, but usually strikes people much older, according to AMT.
Officers Smith and Mitchell, along with three bystanders, will be recognized at noon October 7, at AMT Pekin, at 1230 Park Avenue.
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