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WOMAN SAVED FROM DROWNING

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies are crediting a Canadian tourist with saving the life of an 89-year-old woman found floating facedown in a condominium pool on Thursday.

The nearly fatal incident occurred at 11 a.m. at the Oakbrook Village complex at 8200 SW 22nd Street. As therapy for a stroke she recently suffered, Blanche Fyier had been water-walking in the shallow end of the condo pool. Victor Arluk, 48, visiting North Lauderdale from Canada, was near the pool and noticed that Fyier was floating facedown in the water. Arluk jumped in and carrier the elderly woman out. She was not breathing, so he started performing CPR along with the victim’s hired caretaker, who had been reading a book at poolside.

The rescue breathing worked and Fyier was revived. By the time that paramedics arrived she was breathing normally. As a precaution, she was transported to University Hospital for further examination.

This report by:

Jim Leljedal / Media Relations
2/22/02 1000

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