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MBPD officer credited for saving life of cardiac arrest patient at the beach

Pfc. Spencer receiving the lifesaving award. (Source: MBPD on Facebook) Pfc. Spencer receiving the lifesaving award. (Source: MBPD on Facebook)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Myrtle Beach Police officer was presented with an award for helping save the life of a man who suffered a cardiac arrest while in the ocean earlier this month.

Pfc. Spencer responded to a call of a drowning near the Crown Reef Hotel on June 1 to find a man who had been removed from the ocean and was receiving CPR from a lifeguard, according to a Facebook post from Myrtle Beach Police. Pfc. Spencer took over, administered CPR, and continued performing it on the beach, right up until the patient was loaded into the rescue unit that left for the hospital.

It was later determined the victim had suffered a cardiac arrest while in the ocean, and the victim survived the cardiac event due in part to Pfc. Spencer’s actions, the post states.

Pfc. Spencer was presented the lifesaving award by Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren Gall on Wednesday.

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