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LOCAL HEREOS: CPR Saves A Life

Posted on: 9:03 pm, January 31, 2013, by

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Two men in Burlington are being called local heroes.

In mid-December 61-year-old Jack Delph was shopping at the Deery Collision Center when he collapsed.

General Manager Craig Beck called on his boy scouts skills from 38 years ago to start performing CPR. “I knew I had to do it,” he said. “If it didn’t get done, he wasn’t going to make it.”

Lucky for Beck and Delph, New London volunteer firefighter Kasey Miller happened to be in the shop and was able to take over CPR.

One month later, both Craig Beck and Kasey Miller were honored by the Burlington Fire Chief with local hero awards.

Jack Delph was there to offer thanks. “If they weren’t there, I wouldn’t be here today,” he said. It was smiles and sentiment from a customer who got much more than a car that day. Delph had to have triple bypass surgery, but he is doing well and plans on heading back to work in the next few week.

Thanks to our sister station WQAD for this story.