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Bonsall woman's life saved by CPR Public classes offered Saturday


Last updated 6/19/2008 at Noon

(From left) Firefighter/paramedic Nick Crilly, heart attack victim Erica Myers, Olivia Hoyt, Captain Garry Bledsoe and firefighter/paramedic Jim Doumak. (Not pictured: engineer Richard Needham and reserve firefighter Anthony VanSlyke.)

While local resident Erica Myers, 53, was in the midst of an interesting seminar on February 3, she had no idea her life would hang in the balance a few minutes later and that a team effort between amateurs and professionals would save her life.

Myers was attending a workshop on a spiritual approach to parenting at The Stream in Bonsall. When she attempted to make a comment during the seminar, she collapsed and stopped breathing.

“I went in to full cardiac arrest,” Myers said. With no history of heart problems, Myers’ life hung in the balance while her fellow seminar attendees calle...

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