911 dispatcher receiving praise for helping woman perform CPR

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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. —

A Gaston County 911 dispatcher is receiving praise for helping a woman perform CPR on a friend who was unconscious and not breathing Thursday moring.

The dispatcher walked the woman through how to do chest compressions.

Dispatcher: “Is he on the floor?”

Caller: “Yes, he's on the floor.”

Dispatcher: “OK.  Is he on his back?”

Caller: “Yes, he's on his back.”

Dispatcher: “OK, I need you to get on the floor with him and we're going to do compressions.”

She stayed on the line and encouraged her to keep going even when the patient's friend started getting upset.

Dispatcher: “I know it's hard, but keep doing it, you're doing a good job, ok?”

Moments later a Gaston County police sergeant arrived at the home and took over.

Police said because of the caller, dispatcher and sergeant's actions the patient regained consciousness and was breathing on their own before being taken to the hospital.

Listen to the unedited 911 call here.