Michael Schaefer, Lansing, MI

Lansing, MI, Building Equipment Mechanic Michael Schaefer

A relaxing golf outing recently took a much more serious course for Lansing, MI, Building Equipment Mechanic Michael Schaefer.

The postal employee was waiting to start his game when he saw a man collapse and gasp for air before he stopped breathing.

Schaefer knew that time was of the essence, so he immediately started performing CPR and enlisted another golfer’s help with chest compressions. They revived the man just as emergency responders arrived and took over.

Schaefer learned CPR in high school three decades ago but never used it until that moment.

“I’m just thankful I remembered what I needed to do,” he said.

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