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2 children praised for helping save Palm Beach County dad's life after cardiac arrest

Posted: 5:53 AM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 09:53:57Z

An emotional reunion was held Monday for first responders, a father who suffered cardiac arrest and his children who likely saved his life.

Palm Beach County resident Andy Taylor said after a morning workout earlier this year he began feeling sick and having heart problems.

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County Fire Rescue said his two children, Madison and Caleb, jumped into action as soon as they knew something was wrong to save their dad.

“Maddie, my daughter, turned me over on my back. My son, who got certified with CPR in middle school at Loggers Run, just went to work and told his mom, 'I got this,'" said Taylor.

He is now doing well after spending nearly a month in the hospital to recuperate.

Both Madison and Caleb were awarded Palm Beach County Fire Rescue’s "Life Saving" Award at Station 46 off Jog Road in suburban Lake Worth.