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Man Saves Woman's Life, Thanks to The Office

Cross Scott applied CPR to the rhythm of the Bee Gees
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 26, 2019 11:46 AM CST

A classic scene from a decade-old episode of The Office helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life, the AP reports. The Arizona Daily Star reports that 21-year-old Cross Scott found a woman locked in her car this month and broke in, finding she wasn't breathing. The Tucson man doesn't have any emergency training but thought of the show where Steve Carell's character does CPR to the tune of the Bee Gees' song "Stayin' Alive."

The song has the correct tempo for chest compressions. Within a minute, the woman was breathing, and she was taken to a hospital and later released. Scott, who shares the last name of Carell's character Michael Scott, had help from two women who also stopped when they saw the car and called 911. (In another life-saving incident, a fifth-grader jumped into a pool to pull up a drowning man.)

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