A team of responders saved a 70-year-old woman’s life after she had a cardiac arrest at West Towne Mall on Thursday morning, according to a release.
Police at the mall for a theft complaint responded to reports of a shopper in distress around 11:30 a.m. and started compression-only CPR efforts on the woman, officials said.
The team of police coordinated with a team of responding medics to administer an AED shock, according to the release. After the first shock, the woman woke up and was alert and oriented.
Madison Fire Department Division Chief Ron Schwenn said “the rescue was a textbook save that incorporated the teamwork of a civilian who stepped forward to help and keep the patient viable until first responders could arrive.”