Yuma Man Saves Co-Worker's Life

job interview Alex Molina thought that his co-worker at the Yuma Proving Grounds had pulled over to the side of the road for a quick nap on his way home from work, when he saw him slumped behind the wheel of his car, so he pulled over, intending to jokingly scare him. Instead, Molina ended up saving his friend's life.

When Molina realized that his colleague wasn't moving or breathing, he understood that the situation was serious. "I screamed out his name, and I moved him, and there was no response and he was real stiff," Molina told KYMA, the local NBC affiliate.

That's when the CPR training that Molina thought he would never have to use came in handy. First he called 911 and requested assistance. He tried to get his friend out of the steaming hot car, but he was too stiff too move so Molina turned on the car to get the air conditioning going.

Since he could not remove his friend from the front seat, Molina adjusted the seat so it would recline as much as possible, and began applying CPR. "I need to do what I need to do to the best of my ability to at least try to save his life," Molina recalled thinking.

And sure enough, Molina was able to save his co-worker's life, keeping oxygen in his system until paramedics arrived to take over. Molina humbly believes that he just did what anyone else would do under the circumstances, but he notes that it helps to be prepared.

His CPR training enabled him to save a man's life. Molina now encourages everyone to take a class, because you just never know when it will come in handy.

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Dennis

It would be good journalism to report what ended up being wrong with the friend - heart attack, was he stopped to long in a hot car and overheated and passed out - seizure, ?

July 07 2011 at 7:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bonnie

He is a Hero. I am a Nurse and it takes a person who is willing to get involved, no matter what to help someone they know or even do not know. Just attempting CPR and calling 911 first of all can save a person.

July 07 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Bonnie

True hero.

July 07 2011 at 6:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anthony

hey I saved my whole families lives including my in-laws, even my own at that, narrowly escapeing certen death from a head on car collision on the long island expressway at 230 in the mornining, .I dont think there isnt anything more trama-tizing then seeing a pair of headlights in front of you,when doing 65 mph!!!

July 07 2011 at 6:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jubruiz

OH PULEEEZE. THIS HAPPENS EVERYDAY IN THE WORLD. WHY IS THIS EVEN A STORY ?

July 07 2011 at 5:52 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
bandy4321

Thank God he decided to pull over and check on him. He is a hero....God bless him.

July 07 2011 at 5:49 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Miriam

Now that's a true hero.

July 07 2011 at 5:21 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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