Heart attack victim thanks rescuers and doctors

July 14, 2008 3:19:15 PM PDT
42-year-old Simon Cranny is saying prayers of thanks. On Monday, he finally heard all the details firsthand of his near fatal heart attack in Wilmington's Rockford Park 2 weeks ago. Cranny was out jogging when he stopped to talk to two park employees at the bathroom. That's when he went down.

Lucky for him, Dave Jones and James Bradley had learned CPR in the past. But, they had never used it. With 911 prompting them over the phone, they were able to revive Cranny until paramedics arrived.

Two paramedics from New Castle County used electric shock to restart Cranny's heart as they rushed him to St. Francis hospital. At the hospital, doctors took over and saved the businessman's life.

On Monday, Cranny thanked everyone for saving his life. His doctors say saving lives is their reward and it's why they come to work each day.


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