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.

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

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“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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