Good Samaritans have helped to save a man's life in Newtown. Police were dispatched to Mt Pleasant Road Saturday morning to investigate the report of a possible pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.
A police investigation determined that the man had not been hit by a car, as first thought, but had suffered some type of a medical emergency as he was riding his bike up the hill.
Bystanders were performing CPR, but when Police arrived in the area of Tory Lane they took over. Hawleyville Firefighters arrived with an AED machine and provided shocks to man. Newtown Ambulance arrived to provide further medical assistance and transport the man to Danbury Hospital.
The man survived and is expected to make a full recovery and already has made arrangements to have his bicycle picked up from the police department.
Newtown Police spokesman Lt. Aaron Bahamonde says he's been around a long time and has never witnessed an individual in this man's condition come back the way he did. He said it truly was a miracle and the direct result of good Samaritans, first responders and help from above coming together that this man is alive today.