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Friday 06/18/2021 3:06 PM - Medical Aid

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Medical Aid
Date and Time of Incident: 6-14-21, Approximately 1:20 PM
Place of Occurrence: 1900 block of Ocean Street, Oceano
Victim Information: 69-year-old Male
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 6-14-21, Sheriff's Dispatch received a 911 call that an explosion had been heard and a vehicle was possibly on fire in the 1900 block of Ocean Street in Oceano. Deputies, Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. Deputies from the Sheriff's South Station in Oceano arrived within minutes of the initial call. They discovered a 69-year-old man was unconscious in a vehicle that appeared to have struck a parked car. It's believed the man had a medical event which caused him to crash. The man was not breathing and only had a faint pulse. Deputies removed the man from the vehicle and immediately began CPR. Five-Cities Fire and San Luis Ambulance arrived on scene and took over the CPR process. After about 10-15 minutes of CPR and the use of a defibrillator, Paramedics located a pulse and observed the man breathing on his own, however shallow. The victim was transported to a local hospital for further treatment where he is said to be in stable condition. If not for the quick action of Sheriff’s personnel, San Luis Ambulance and Five-Cities Fire, the victim may not have survived the event.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 06/18/2021 3:06 PM