Troopers Use CPR to Save Woman’s Life in Otsego County

An Otsego County woman who was unresponsive and lost her pulse was able to make it to the hospital, thanks to the quick actions of Michigan State Police.

Troopers Hopp and Helton were called to a home on McCoy Road in Gaylord Monday afternoon.

That’s where they found a 64-year-old woman unresponsive.

The woman’s son had already begun CPR. The troopers took over.

One performed chest compressions while the other provided rescue breathing.

They continued doing CPR until EMS arrived.

The woman regained her pulse and breathing, and was taken to the hospital.

Troopers say their continued training helped potentially save her life.

“It’s definitely a good feeling,” said Trooper Zachary Helton. “We respond to a lot of these calls and not every one is successful, so knowing that what we did that day and the training kicks in, we were able to help potentially save a life. There’s a lot of questions in the air, but at least we were able to help her to get to the hospital to get the treatment she needed.”

Troopers say the woman was suffering from several medical issues.

As of Monday afternoon, she was reported to still be alive and responsive.