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For the second time within a year, an automated external defibrillator and quick action by staff members at St. Croix Valley YMCA have saved a person's life.


This time, the heart of an unnamed older man was shocked back into rhythm after he suffered cardiac arrest while using an exercise cycle.

The YMCA won't release the man's name without his permission and was unable to contact him before this report went to press.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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