AGOURA ( — A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was credited Wednesday with helping save an elderly man’s life after he stopped breathing at a house in an unincorporated area near Agoura.

Deputy Michael Cerveny and Los Angeles County firefighter Dana McLorn arrived at a home in the 2300 block of Laguna Circle Drive at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and found an unconscious 83-year-old man, Lt. Robert Wiard of the Sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station said.

They performed CPR until paramedics Tim Dixon and Keith Carlson arrived to assist with resuscitation efforts , Sgt. Chad Waters told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO.

“Deputy Cerveny was doing the test impressions, L.A. County Fire paramedics came in and began advanced life support measures, at which time they were able to get a faint pulse as well as the patient started breathing on his own,” Waters said.

The unidentified man was listed in critical condition Wednesday at a local hospital.

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