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Poughkeepsie firefighter saves man at Disney World

Fire officials say Lt. Paul Bucher was at a restaurant in Disney World when a man stopped breathing and his pulse stopped. Bucher raced to him to do a precordial thump and began chest compressions while medical officials were called.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2022, 2:31 AM

Updated 657 days ago

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A Poughkeepsie firefighter went beyond the call of duty to save a man who went into cardiac arrest.
Fire officials say Lt. Paul Bucher was at a restaurant in Disney World when a man stopped breathing and his pulse stopped. Bucher raced to him to do a precordial thump and began chest compressions while medical officials were called.
By the time a defibrillator arrived, the man was breathing on his own and had regained his pulse.


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