Beach Safety Rescues Paddle Boarder Who Had Apparent Medical Event

By on September 12, 2016 in WNDB News


New Smyrna Beach, FL-Beach Safety officers and lifeguards rescued a paddle boarder Sunday near 14th Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. The 49-year-old Winter Garden man apparently had a medical episode while paddling offshore around 11:15 AM.

Beach Safety personnel and an off-duty duty nurse performed CPR on the man until NSB fire rescue arrived. The man regained a pulse and was taken to Bert Fish Medical Center for treatment. Sunday he was still in the ICU.

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