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David Bushey Returns from the Dead! after AED Use

On May 18,2009 it will be David Bushey’s 1 year anniversary of returning to the land of the living.
Last Year on May 18,2008…
Shell Beach resident David Bushey doesn’t remember anything after suffering a major heart attack on Price Street near Bank of America in late May while cycling from his home to the Pismo Pier.
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But he’ll likely always remember his life was the first ever saved by a Pismo Beach police officer who used a portable Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to shock his heart back to beating.
Pismo Police Officers Bill Garrett and Julee VanDusen found Bushey just before noon on May 18 lying in the roadway near the Y intersection of Price and Dolliver streets. The 43-year-old man was unconscious and bleeding from his forehead and mouth; he also had no vital signs.
Bushey didn’t suffer any brain damage while his heart was stopped and has fully recovered from his heart attack. He credits being alive today to where his accident occurred and the use of an AED that resuscitated his heart.
He is grateful that this happened in Pismo Beach, California a “Heart Safe” City where ALL Police cars have AED’s in them. Any other town… he might not have made it.
David is now trained in CPR and the use of an AED, and has help raise money for the purchase of 11 AED’s that have been placed in the Central Coast.
He and I gave a lecture today for the Regional Quota Club, encouraging them to be trained in CPR and AED use, as well as to fund raise to get more AED’s placed in public areas.
If you are interested in purchasing an AED or taking a class in the Central Coast of California visit
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