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Two lives saved thanks to deputies’ quick response

Two Orange County residents are recovering and may get to be home for the holidays thanks to the quick action of several Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

A about 1 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, deputies were requested by the Orange County Fire Authority to respond to a medical aid call in the unincorporated community of Las Flores.

When they arrived, Deputies Reneger, Gonzalez and Mai found a 58-year-old woman unresponsive and not breathing. The deputies performed CPR until fire paramedics arrived on scene and the woman eventually regained her pulse and began breathing again.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where she is recovering.

Later that day, at about 6 p.m. Dec. 16, a deputy in Stanton was dispatched to help a 68-year-old man suffering a heart attack. The man was at a Christmas party and had collapsed.

When Deputy Maldonado arrived on scene, he found the man not breathing and without a pulse. Deputy Maldonado administered CPR until fire paramedics arrived.

The man regained a pulse and started breathing again before being taken to a local hospital, where he is recovering.

We are proud of the quick response of our Sheriff’s deputies!