Man meets good Samaritans who saved his life

EUREKA, Mo. - A few weeks ago, a man walking in Kircher Park suffered a heart attack and died. But thanks to the quick thinking of some strangers, Dennis Hirsch is alive and well on his way to a full recovery. And on Friday, he finally got to thank those strangers in person at SSM St. Clare Health Center.

"If it wasn't for these people, my guardian angels, I wouldn't be here," Hirsch said.

Hirsch doesn't remember much about his time in the park that day, but he does know what two good Samaritans did saved his life.

Mitchel Luther was playing Frisbee golf nearby when he saw Hirsch suffer that heart attack. With the help of a 911 dispatcher, Luther performed CPR until Chris Bredahl rode up on his bike. Bredahl, a Boy Scout leader, is CPR certified, but never put those skills to the test.

The two strangers worked together to save the man they'd never met.

NewsChannel 5 first brought you this story last month, when Hirsch was still in the hospital, hoping to meet the men who helped save his life. Both left the scene, but connected with Hirsch after seeing that story.


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