YMCA Stories
Archive for entries tagged with: 'rescue'

September 24, 2015

Quick Action Restarts Man's Heart

Charles “Chuck” Prutzman all but died Aug. 26. His heart and breathing had stopped. His cheeks had gone white. His body had begun to cool. Just eight days later, he walked into the East Area Family YMCA to thank the many people who helped restart his heart, giving him a new chapter in his life. “There is h ...more

Filed under Active Adults

June 27, 2013

A Split Second, A Life Saved

The man in the deep end of the pool at the North Area Family YMCA June 25 wasn’t splashing frantically. He wasn’t calling for help. He was just two feet from the wall. To Janasia Giles, a YMCA lifeguard for five years, however, it was clear: This man was drowning.“His face was shaking and he started clenching his ...more

Filed under Aquatics
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