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911 hang-up call leads to deputy saving man's life in Spring Hill

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 23:20:41-05

SPRING HILL, Fla. — A 911 hang-up call led to a deputy saving a man's life in Spring Hill Monday morning.

The sheriff's office said at 10:42 a.m., deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call coming from an apartment complex in Spring Hill.

When deputies arrived, Deputy Kent saw a toddler with no clothing walking in the parking lot of the apartment complex without supervision.

Deputy Kent then saw an open door to one of the apartments. The deputy entered the apartment with the child, the sheriff's office said the deputy announced his presence, but he did not hear a response.

Deputy Kent found an unconscious man on the floor not breathing and did not have a pulse, the sheriff's office said.

Deputy Kent began performing several rounds of chest compressions and the man then gasped for air and began breathing.

The man was taken to a local hospital for further treatment. Hospital staff said the man was having a medical episode, but would make a full recovery.

Additional deputies contacted the child's family who responded to the apartment and took the child.