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LIFE SAVED: Gym Trainers Save Man’s Life

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60-year-old Gary Rasmussen suffered a heart attack at Fitness World in Ankeny, earlier this week.

Employees used an AED device to shock his heart and bring him back to life.

The state of Iowa does not require all business to have the device, but the gym says it’s glad to have one.

Fitness World employee, Derick Wilson says, “It’s nice to know we have one of these here at the facility because it’s a place where people doing strenuous activity and something like that can happen any day.”

Rasmussen had 100 percent blockage in one of his arteries.  He is now at home recovering.