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East Bay Park Cop Honored for Saving Kensington Man's Life

The officer performed CPR for seven minutes after finding an unconscious bicyclist lying on the ground without a pulse.

-By Bay City News

East Bay Regional Park District police officer William Deleon-Granados, will be honored Tuesday for his work saving the life of a Kensington bicyclist in his 70s who had a medical emergency while riding in Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley hills on July 15.

The bicyclist, who suffered cardiac arrest, was found by Deleon-Granados lying on the ground. The officer could not find a pulse, and performed CPR for seven minutes until medical personnel arrived.

The man regained a pulse and was awake when he was flown to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

The bicyclist has since recovered and is expected to attend today's ceremony, park district spokeswoman Emily Hopkins said.

Paul D January 15, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Good job and good to recognize his actions.
Kathy A. January 16, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Oh, that's wonderful! Thanks, Officer Deleon-Granados.

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