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US Border Patrol agent helps save unresponsive man in Michigan

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – A Border Patrol agent in Sault Ste. Marie revived a man who was unresponsive Thursday.

According to officials, the EMT-certified agent responded to a call that a man was not breathing. When he arrived, a Chippewa County sheriff’s deputy and a Department of Natural Resources officer were attempting to revive the man.

The agent assisted with CPR until the deputy used an automated external defibrillator to re-establish the man's heartbeat.

The man was taken to War Memorial Hospital.

“Rescue efforts like this show the Border Patrol's commitment to the safety of the local community,” said Henry Laxdal, patrol agent in charge of the Sault Ste. Marie Station.

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