American Red Cross Gives Life Saving Awards
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Thursday, the American Red Cross held a ceremony honoring three people who saved a man's life during a fitness class.
The "Lifesaver Awards" were presented to Dennis Jones, Amber Jones and Cameron Reece.
The Jones' sprang into action during a boot camp class three months ago, when they helped save Ben Shepardson's life using CPR Training they learned just weeks before.
Reece grabbed the facility's automatic external defibrillator after being notified of Shepardson's condition.
Shepardson says he was very grateful and is happy to be alive. His rescuers say they are just glad to see him back in action and hope others can learn from this.
"It's important to us as individuals to be up on those practices and just because your next to a person you think is so fit to have a problem like I did. You can't let your guard down because it can happen to anyone," said survivor, Shepardson.
"I think that everybody should get CPR training. It's a quick and easy class and knowing how to do it obviously makes a big difference, you can save someone's life," said one of the rescuers, Dennis Jones.
However, this incident has not stopped Shepardson from being active. He is already back in the gym and working out.