Bakery manager lauded for saving man's life


On Tuesday the Mountain View City Council recognized Costco bakery manager Mike Tyler for using CPR to save the life of a 72-year-old man who had a heart attack inside the Mountain View store on Nov. 1.

Amid cheers from Tyler's family and friends, Mayor Ronit Bryant presented Tyler with a resolution of appreciation during Tuesday's council meeting.

"Consider the fact that the person you saved will be spending the holidays with his family," said fire Chief Bradley Wardle to Tyler.

Tyler looked as if he'd won the lottery. He said the recognition felt like a "big deal."

In the eight minutes before paramedics could arrive, Tyler said he breathed air into the man's lungs while a doctor who happened to be on the scene, Scott Bradley, did compressions to keep the man's blood flowing. Bradley will be recognized at a future council meeting. The 72-year-old man is expected to have a full recovery following major heart surgery.

Tyler said he had been trained by Costco to administer CPR.

— Daniel DeBolt

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Posted by Proud Shopper
a resident of Mountain View
on Dec 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Good for Costco and their employee's ! I wonder if every retail store
has CPR,First Aid and safety training ? Probably not !

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Posted by Red Cross
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm

The Red Cross offers cheap and effective CPR classes. Everyone should take one, especially if you have kids. Don't rely on your employer or school to make you take it.

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Posted by bike commuter
a resident of Ventura
on Dec 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Now you can do hands-only CPR without worrying about mouth-to-mouth.
Check out: Web Link

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Posted by Koa
a resident of Mountain View
on Dec 9, 2010 at 9:41 am

Bravo Mr. Tyler! Just another reason I love this store so much!

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