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Chicago firefighters doing CPR on drowned Kayak man

The man was seen reading a newspaper then rolling into the water. A teenager and his girlfriend saw the man floating face down in the water. They were able to pull him to a dock where the firefighters then pulled him out and started CPR. The man survived.

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Added: Jun-14-2012 Occurred On: Jun-14-2012
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Tags: firefighter, cpr, drown
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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  • Lifesavers, literally.

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  • KUDOS to those people for bringing him back. Wow is all I can say!

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  • Fuckin awesome how they kept him alive.

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  • Maximum effort!

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    • @HeyMaker84

      The better question is, if you're not an Eskimo out on the Bering Sea, is it normal to kayak?

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  • I'm not sure what happened but Kayak's have a skirt that is sometimes super tight/water tight around you. This skirt has a little handle at the front, when you flip upside down if you cannot find the handle, or if you put the skirt on with the handle inside, not outside the skirt it can be near impossible to get out of. You just hang upside down in the water, it's a sick feeling. I was out once and it was cold, my hands were cold and I had gloves on. The strap was really skinny on the skirt More..

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    • @velocity73R Teenager in kayak saved the drowning man who had been sitting near the river and reading a newspaper when he had a medical emergency and fell in. The headline is misleading.

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  • why do they have 20 freaking firefights standing around for one guy? seems like way too many union firefighter old farts are sucking the government tit. fuck firefights fire the worst %20 keep the rest

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    • @guykirb Tough words until it's you being worked over on the stretcher or your house on fire - then you'll whine at having too few of them.

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  • if you're gonna kayak...please take a class...too many people drowned because they don't know how to right themselves...any info on this guy, did he make it?

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  • Good job.

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  • Good job done

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  • Don't kayak intexticated?

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  • Let the SCUBA guy hep too!

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  • Good job CFD. Total Pro's

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  • Firefighters Rule!!!

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  • Emmanuel Gonzalez is the name of the 17 years old kayak man who save hin from drowning. KUDOS to you brave kid!

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  • Look at all the help they have there on the scene. Nice to see that kind of response. Don't see this in many of the vids on LL.

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  • Student, 17, saves businessman from drowning while on his first ever kayaking trip

    A high school student who was kayaking for the first time saved a man from drowning after he plunged into the Chicago River.
    Emmanuel Gonzalez, 17, was in the water with his girlfriend when they heard people on the banks shouting that a man had fallen in and paddled over.
    They found a man, dressed in a suit, face down yesterday afternoon in the downtown area of the Loop...


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.u More..

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