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Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor   
Friday, 08 February 2013 11:50
NORTH BALTIMORE - The son of a village resident has been honored for saving his father's life
Nick Nichols was presented a Lifesaver Award for performing CPR on his father, Richard, on Jan. 12. The measure probably saved the man's life, said village Emergency Medical Service Night Captain Luke Swartz during Tuesday's village council meeting.
On that January night, the village's emergency responders received a call of an unresponsive patient, but that CPR was in progress. When EMS arrived to continue CPR and give two electric shocks, a pulse was regained, explained Swartz.
"The outcome wouldn't have been so good if CPR wasn't given before our arrival," he stated.
Richard Nichols was transported to Wood County Hospital then air lifted to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
Swartz presented Nick Nichols with the award, while his father watched.
By having the young Nichols do what he did, Swartz said he hopes other community members will be prompted to learn similar life-saving measures.
That is why the EMS department is hosting a free CPR class on March 10 at 2 p.m. at the station. No registration is required.

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