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Co-workers, first responders recognized for saving man's life

Mark Eddwards was brought back to life after having a heart attack at work.

BOISE, Idaho — High honors were given to local first responders and co-workers who saved a man's life.

The incident happened last month at MotivePower in Boise when Mark Eddwards says his heart failed at work.

His co-workers called 9-1-1, performed CPR, and even used a defibrilator until paramedics arrived.

Crews gave Eddwards two more shocks.

Shortly after, his breathing and pulse returned to normal, something that likely would not have happened without the quick actions of his co-workers.

“They're quick to tell you. Everybody that was trained and learned was helpful in part of it. People that actually didn't help me, directed paramedics where I was and helped get things ready that way,” said Eddwards.

The Boise Fire Department recognized those involved during a ceremony Tuesday.

Members of Boise Fire, Ada County Paramedics, Ada County Dispatch and employees of MotivePower all received life-saving awards for their efforts on July 11.

First responders credit the success back to the employees' CPR training.