April 22, 1996 in Nation/World

Hours After Learning Cpr, Girls Save Life

Compiled From Wire Services

Two young girls applied the CPR skills they had learned only hours earlier to save the life of an apparent heart attack victim, Fire Department authorities said Sunday.

Saturday night, Angela Ahmadi, 11, and Melissa Ager, 12, used the cardiopulmonary resuscitation training they had received that morning to help revive a stricken man who collapsed at a Lanham, Md., restaurant where they were dining.

The girls had received training from the Prince George’s County Fire Department as part of a Maryland statewide effort to train citizens in the lifesaving technique.

The girls immediately started CPR on the unidentified man and continued until emergency medical personnel arrived.

The heart attack victim was hospitalized in critical condition.

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