Clearwater, Florida-- A Clearwater Best Buy employee has been hailed as a hero for saving a shoppers life.
Home Theater Associate Jon Wozny was helping a customer, a man named Grodis Dulkis, buy a TV on Super Bowl Sunday when Dulkis collapsed from a heart attack.
"I heard someone fall, and I turned around and saw that he was lying face-first on the ground," Wozny recalled.
At first, Dulkis was alert.
"I could see his eyes were open and he was still breathing, but his breathing pattern wasn't the greatest."
And in a second, things took a terrifying turn.
"Then all of the sudden he stopped breathing, and his veins popped out of his neck. I check his pulse, there was no pulse..."
Wozny immediately asked someone to call for help. Being an aspiring deputy trained in CPR, he was able to keep Dulkis alive for seven minutes- bringing him out of consciousness twice- until paramedics arrived.
"It was the first time I ever had to perform CPR on an actual person," said Wozny. "I had an adrenaline rush. It was kind of scary, but I'm just glad everything turned out alright."
Mr. Dulkis was taken to the hospital, where medical personnel were able to get him back to stable condition.
And Friday, Dulkis and his family, who have credited Wozny with saving their loved one's life, returned to the Best Buy where it all went down.
Dulkis said he didn't remember it happening, but was "proud to know [Wozny], very proud."
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