Bystander, Richmond Heights first responders help save woman’s life


Richmond Heights first responders and a good Samaritan bystander were honored on Monday for their quick actions which resulted in saving a woman’s life Sunday, April 15 at the Cheesecake Factory in the Galleria.

The restaurant staff and a woman nearby saw she needed help. The bystander began  chest compressions on the woman and 911 was called.  Richmond Heights Police Officer Joe Roberds arrived quickly and continued chest compressions.

Richmond Heights fire and EMS arrived within three minutes of being dispatched and using advanced life saving techniques, along with special EMS equipment, the fire department and EMS members delivered care which directly impacted the woman’s outcome,  Police Chief Doug Schaeffler said. She was breathing and had regained a pulse within five minutes.

She was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, where she recovered. She said in the meeting that she is using a walker for now for balance purposes only.



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