A local teen is lucky to be alive after having his heart stop for ten minutes.

16-year-old Vallivue High School student, Wyatt Schmidt, went into cardiac arrest after over-exerted himself while he was swimming with friends. While in the water, the teen didn't get enough oxygen, but they didn’t know why it caused his heart to malfunction.

He’s an active and athletic kid, playing football and baseball. Overall a healthy teen and has never had problems with his heart. 

His friends called 911 and a neighbor and an officer that arrived on scene performed CPR for about nine minutes until paramedics got there. 

Thanks to the CPR and the shocks, his heart started beating again while in the ambulance. He was in the hospital for nine days, but he is alive and doing well thanks to fast acting friends and CPR.

I used to be a nanny when I was in college and was certified in CPR every two years.
It doesn't take a lot of time to get certified and knowing that it can save the life of a loved one, there's NO reason not to learn!

If you would like to learn more about getting CPR certified, click HEREI would love to get certified again and put together a class with a few friends, would you come?!