(WTNH)– The American Red Cross is honoring five local heroes Friday. All of them were presented with the lifesaving award.
Back in April, a member of the Soundview YMCA in Branford fell off a cardio machine after going into cardiac arrest.
Employees then jumped in to help using their own skills and a defibrillator.
“When I got there he was in the process of evaluating, he said there was no pulse. I began compressions,” said Suzanne Fuller, Soundview YMCA.
“I was in shock but I ran as fast as I could to help. All I wanted to do was help,” said Gina Diverniero, Soundview YMCA.
“It feels great knowing we can help someone in a time of need,” said James Russo, Soundview YMCA.
Thanks to the heroic actions of those three, they helped save the man’s life before paramedics got there.