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Good deed quickly repaid on Wisconsin highway


MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- A Canadian man who had just helped another motorist change a tire had his good deed quickly repaid in western Wisconsin.

Victor Giesbrecht, of Winnipeg, was driving Saturday evening on Interstate 94 east of Menomonie when he helped a motorist change a tire.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, just moments after driving away, the 61-year-old had a heart attack and his wife helped stop the pickup truck and waved her arms.

The original motorist stopped and one of its occupants began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The Star Tribune reports ( ) rescuers then used an automated external defibrillator to help Giesbrecht regain a pulse.

Patrol Sgt. Michael Newton says if the Giesbrechts hadn't helped with the tire, his initial rescuer may have remained stranded too long to help.

Giesbrecht was hospitalized in serious condition Monday.


Information from: Star Tribune,

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