Watertown police save runner’s life at St. Stephen’s 5K

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WATERTOWN — Quick action by family members and the coordinated response of Watertown police officers saved the life of a runner who suffered cardiac arrest at the finish line of the St. Stephen’s 5K road race this weekend.

According to the Watertown Police Department, family members of the individual immediately provided aid and called for help as the incident unfolded.

Sgt. Lewis, Officer Grzelcyk, Officer Grizey, Officer Comick, and Officer Pham were at the scene and quickly took over, performing CPR and using an automatic external defibrillator to stabilize the patient until paramedics arrived.

The team effort proved to be successful, and the life of the runner was saved due to the rapid and skilled response.

The police department expressed its gratitude for the strong collaboration and the effective action taken by both the family members and the officers involved.

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