Two Livingston police officers who helped save a man's life were presented with awards this week by the Livingston City Council.
The officers were recognized for their performance during a May 30 incident on a warf in Monterey. Officer Alan Cadiente and Cpl. Daihn Villarreal were about to go deep sea fishing when they witnessed a man collapse after having a heart attack, according to Livingston Police Chief Bill Eldridge.
The officers immediately rendered assistance to the man, who wasn't breathing. Eldridge said the officers gave him CPR and called paramedics. The officers succeeded in restoring the man's vital signs, and he was transported to the hospital by paramedics.
He is now recovering from his operation.
Thanks to the efforts of Villarreal and Cadiente, Eldridge said the man survived the experience. "Everyone at the scene credited these officers with saving the man's life," Eldridge said. "We were very impressed with the fact they reacted so quickly, especially in an off-duty situation. We are certainly proud of them."
Eldridge said the officers also decided to choose another day to go fishing, after saving the man's life.
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