Bystanders save a man’s life on the Kings River after a near drowning

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REEDLEY, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Thanks to good samaritans, a man’s life was saved on the Kings River after he nearly drowned Saturday.

Just before 4 p.m., several agencies responded to a reported drowning at Reedley Beach. When they arrived, a man was already pulled from the water.

Bystanders performed CPR on him, bringing him back to consciousness.

He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery thanks in part to the vigilance of beach goers and CPR performed by the bystanders, authorities said.

Adding, “Knowing what to do in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, or in the event like this one this afternoon is crucial and essential to saving someone’s life, or the life of your own family or friends.”

This afternoon, at approximately 3:50, RFD units, along with Sequoia Safety Council, Inc., the Fresno County Sheriff's…

Posted by Reedley Firemen's Association on Saturday, August 24, 2019

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