Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputies and the life-saving technology they are equipped with have given a Bunnell man a fighting chance of survival today after being found unresponsive just after 8 p.m., Thursday.

Deputies responded to a Briarwood Street residence after his wife called 9-1-1 and began to administer CPR to her husband. When deputies arrived at the Daytona North neighborhood in rural Flagler County, they found him lying on his couch, barely breathing. Realizing the distress he was in, Deputies moved him to the floor to begin life-saving procedures.

Efforts included the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) FCSO deputies carry in their patrol vehicles. After applying the AED pads and administering proper treatment, deputies continued CPR until Flagler County Fire & Rescue (FCFR) arrived to continue giving life-saving measures.  He was then transported to Advent Health-Palm Coast.

“Every patrol car is equipped with an AED and our rural patrol cars are also equipped with an Advanced Emergency First Aid Kit,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Often our deputies are first on the scene of medical emergencies, especially in our rural areas, and that is why our deputies are trained and prepared for medical emergencies. We are praying for a full recovery for the victim. I know our deputies and Flagler County

Fire/Rescue gave him a fighting chance. It is now up to God and the medical professionals.”

Flagler County Fire-Rescue paramedics determined the AED technology and CPR used by the deputies helped return the heart rhythm of the 64-year-old Bunnell resident. When he arrived at the hospital, thanks to the combined efforts, the victim did have a measurable pulse and blood pressure. No word on his prognosis at this time.

Date: April 29, 2022

Prepared by: Don Foley

Release #: 2022-102

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