WESTFIELD, NJ – First responders are receiving praise for their quick rescue of a bicyclist, who was beset by seizures while riding in Tamaques Park over the weekend.

Officers Christopher Santangelo and Gregory Penn rushed to the scene of the seizing woman reported at 3:06 p.m. on Sunday and administered CPR as the Westfield Rescue Squad Arrived, said police in a Friday Facebook post. The officers arrived within 4 minutes, police said.

“A few minutes later, as Atlantic Paramedics arrived, first responders delivered two shocks from the AED to the patient while continuing CPR,” police said. “The patient was then transported to the hospital with pulses regained.”

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Police said Friday the woman is awake and breathing on her own.

“A job well done to the bystanders who began CPR, Officer Penn, Officer Santangelo, the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad and Atlantic Paramedics,” police said.

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