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Davenport man honored for saving neighbor's life

A Davenport, N.D., man will be honored today for successfully resuscitating his neighbor on Dec. 3. Griffin Offerdahl will receive the F-M Ambulance Service Medal of Merit for saving Lynndell Haugen, according to a news release. Haugen went into ...

A Davenport, N.D., man will be honored today for successfully resuscitating his neighbor on Dec. 3.

Griffin Offerdahl will receive the F-M Ambulance Service Medal of Merit for saving Lynndell Haugen, according to a news release.

Haugen went into cardiac arrest at his house on the evening of Dec. 3. His wife heard a thump and looked into the kitchen and saw him lying on the floor. She called Offerdahl, who she knew was a volunteer firefighter, the release said.

Offerdahl and Haugen's wife started CPR and when first responders arrived, Haugen's heart was shocked several times. He was taken to Innovis Health in Fargo and is doing well today, "thanks to the quick actions of his neighbor and his wife," the release said.

The award will be given at 7 p.m. today at F-M Ambulance Service, 2215 18th St. S., Fargo.

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