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Hesperia deputies help save unresponsive man’s life

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A couple of San Bernardino County Sheriffs deputies are being praised over their quick actions that helped save an unresponsive man’s life.

It happened on Thursday, October 30, 2019, in the 14700 block of Orange Street in Hesperia.

At about 5:22 pm, deputies from the Hesperia police department along with firefighters responded to reports of a male not breathing.

Deputies Anthony Alfaro and Cory Drost arrived on scene within minutes and found the 64-year-old male on the ground, in the street with no pulse, officials said.

“Alfaro and Drost initiated CPR for approximately six minutes, until paramedics arrived. Paramedics took over CPR and within a couple minutes the male regained a strong heart rate and began breathing on his own,” stated sheriffs officials.

Paramedics transported him to a local hospital for further treatment.

“Within a couple hours of the initial call, he was conscious, alert and speaking with hospital staff. He is expected to make a full recovery,” stated officials.

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