Nevada trooper helps save trucker's life

By Land Line staff | Monday, March 14, 2016

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper’s use of CPR helped resuscitate a truck driver earlier this month.

The Nevada Highway Patrol dispatch center in Elko received a report of a truck driver that was in need of medical attention at 6:56 a.m. Thursday, March 3, according to a news release. Trooper Bradley Campbell responded to the scene at the 271 westbound off-ramp of Interstate 80.

When Campbell arrived, the 30-year-old truck driver from Idaho was slumped over in the passenger seat and was having severe chest pains and shortness of breath. About 10 minutes later, the truck driver became unresponsive and stopped breathing.

According to the release, Trooper Campbell dragged him from the vehicle and placed him on the ground near the truck. After discovering the driver did not have a pulse, the trooper began CPR. Eventually, the driver began to breathe and his heart rate returned.

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