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Hastings firefighters recognized for rescue: Responders saved 17-year-old from cardiac arrest

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Hastings firefighter/paramedics were again involved in the rescue of a cardiac arrest victim Dec. 28.

An ambulance crew was summoned to Afton Alps Ski Area for a medical emergency, but just as team members Mark Knoll, Dean Suchy and Paul Greten were arriving, they were diverted to another incident that had just happened at the bottom of the ski hill. A 17-year-old male had collapsed and gone into cardiac arrest.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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