MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Saturday afternoon, July 25, there was a Medical Emergency at the Maplewood Country Club Pool, as told to TAPinto SOMA by Deputy Chief Brett Derewsky. An elderly male, not breathing and blue, was rescued from the pool by one of the two female lifeguards on duty. As soon as the man was out of the water the second lifeguard administered CPR.

Two off duty guests assisted in treating the man, a woman who is a Physicians Assistant and a man who is a Sergeant Detective from a neighboring community. The call came into Maplewood Headquarters at 4:57pm and that within about 2 minutes the Fire Department ambulance with EMT Firefighters James Crampon and Kevin Herbert were on scene.

DC Derewsky said the EMTs found the man out of the water, breathing on his own.  The EMTs initiated some further medical treatment and were assisted by those treating the man as well as Maplewood Police Officers.

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The man was then taken by ambulance to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. Additional medical aid was administered in the ambulance, and he was brought into the Emergency Department for evaluation and treatment.

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