CALGARY – A family in the southwest neighbourhood of Silverado is hoping to meet with the man they say saved the life of a beloved family member.
The original tweet that drew attention to the story Wednesday appears to have been removed but received hundreds of retweets after it was posted.
“@yyc2rmk: Saw this on our community mailbox tonight. Three cheers to the hero @nenshi @BigRedyyc @peterdemong #yyc 广州蒲友t.co/rVgnFZeGtX”
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The note is addressed “To the man that performed CPR on an older man Wednesday November 12th in this area” was taped onto a community mailbox in Silverado.
“Just wanted to say a heartfelt Thank You for taking action and performing CPR. Because of you, a husband, father and grandfather is still alive.”
The family goes on to reference a grey scarf the man left at their home and their desire to return it to him and to thank him in person.
Global News has contacted the man who performed the CPR – a 30 year old, born and raised in Calgary.
He said he isn’t looking for recognition and did not want his name reported.
“I was in the area because I was doing a move for my job and I saw an old man that was lying on the ground,” he says.
The Good Samaritan works for a moving company and said he and his coworker had just finished loading furniture onto a truck around 11:30 a.m..
He said the elderly man appeared to have been shoveling the driveway when he went into cardiac arrest.
“He seemed to die in my arms a number of times, but then he keep coming back to.”
EMS confirmed they were called to the scene, but didn’t have any details on the man’s condition.
“It was a hectic situation,” said the Good Samartian. “I’ve never been in that situation before and I guess you never know how you’re going to react until you’re in it.”