Near-death experience at bachelor party prompts man to give back


ONE MAN WHO ALMOST LOST HIS OWN LIFE.>>THATS NOT HARD ENOUGH. VANESSA: MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE IN THE LOHRVILLE AREA SHOWED UP FOR A FREE LIFE SAVING LESSON.>>PEOPLE HERE TODAY HOPEFULLY NEVER HAVE TO USE IT BUT IF THEY DO USE IT THEY KNOW HOW AND HOPEFULLY ANOTHER GREAT OUTCOME LIKE THE ONE I HAD. VANESSA: MICK MONAHAN ORGANIZED THE WHOLE THING AFTER HIS CLOSE CALL.>>I HAD SECONDS TO LIVE.>>HE WAS VIRTUALLY DEAD. VANESSA: MONAHAN IS FROM CHURDAN. HE WENT TO SEE HIS FRIEND, DANIEL SMITH, IN LAKE CITY FOR SMITH’S BACHELOR PARTY. IT WAS HOT A SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST.>>IT LOOKED LIKE TO ME HE WAS REACHING FOR THE HANDLE ON THE REFRIGERATOR AND HE FELL AND COLLAPSED. VANESSA: SMITH SAYS AT FIRST EVERYONE THOUGHT MONAHAN WAS HAVING A SEIZURE OR POSSIBLY MESSING AROUND WITH THEM UNTIL HIS HEART STOPPED BEATING.>>IT’S AMAZING NOBODY WAS TRAINED IN IT NOBODY KNEW CPR.>>WE JUST LITERALLY DID WHAT WE SEE IN THE MOVIES. AND SOMEBODY JUST DID CHEST COMPRESSIONS SOMEBODY STARTED BREATHING FOR HIM I WAS JUST TRYING TO HOLD UP HIS BACK. AND WE KEPT CALLING 911 YOU KNOW TELL THEM GET HERE GET HERE. VANESSA: BEING IN A RURAL AREA THE GUYS HAD MONAHAN IN THE BACK OF A PICK UP TRUCK RACING DOWN A GRAVEL ROAD THEY MET THE AMBULANCE HALFWAY TO THE HOSPITAL. MONAHAN LATER FOUND OUT HE HAS A HEART DEFECT.>>IF IT WASN’T FOR THE CPR THEY

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