Deputy Revives Unresponsive Man Twice While Waiting for Ambulance, ONALASKA, September 9, 2014 - Last Thursday (September 4, 2014), Deputy Glenn Bethune with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was off duty and west-bound the big bridge in Onalaska when he noticed a car that was stopped on the bridge. Other cars wer going around the stopped car. When Bethune got a little closer he pulled over, got out of his car and went to see what the deal was. He looked into the car and saw that the man inside was slumped over his streering wheel. There were a few other people standing around, so Glenn got them to assist him in pulling the man from his vehicle and carefully laying him down. The man was unresponsive and had no pulse, no breathing, etc. Bethune asked a by stander to use their cell phone to call an ambulance. "Honestly, I thought he was dead..." Bethune told PolkCountyToday.com, "But I began administering CPR" in an effort to get his pulse back. Shortly after Bethune began CPR procedures, the man began to breathe again. "I was happy when I was able to get a response". Meanwhile, as they were waiting for an ambulance, the man slipped under again (no pulse, no breathing), "I began administering CPR again and knew I got a response when the man bit me". Bethune called Onalaska Police Chief Ron Gilbert. Chief Gilbert arrived with two of his officers. As the ambulance arrived, and the man was still breathing, Bethune left the situation in the hands of the police and EMS personnel. The man was rushed to the hospital in critical codition and had reportedly suffered a brain aneuresm. "I was on my way to Houston to visit my dad in the hospital and had to get moving". Glenn Bethune has a youthful personality and is an active cyclist, loves to hike, and ride motorcycles.
Good Job, Glenn!
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