Arden Warner, Rugby, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while entering a local business. The heroic efforts of an off duty EMT and a county Deputy/EMT saved the 63-year-old man’s life.
Warner's wife, Linda, has been a You're the Cure Advocate with AHA for many years. She stated "he is one lucky guy – for those two trained EMTs to be in the same place as Arden. It’s just unbelievable!”
When the EMT realized there was not a pulse, she immediately started CPR while the second EMT/Deputy went to get the AED from inside the Spirit Lake Casino. The AED shocked him a couple times before a rhythm was detected.
Arden was flown to a Grand Forks hospital where a defibrillator was implanted and Arden is doing just fine now. Linda said, “Our family is so very grateful for these two trained EMTs. They are very humble heroes, and we simply can’t thank them enough.”