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.