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Two Sanitation Workers Perform CPR on Woman Who Collapsed in Tennessee Neighborhood

A 911 dispatcher walked the employees through CPR, which helped keep Kelly Plumber alive until an ambulance arrived on the scene.

Kelly Plumber, a Clarksville, Tenn., resident, collapsed in the middle of the street last week while walking her two dogs. Her collapse was due to cardiac arrest, which was brought on by pneumonia and running out of breath.

Two Waste Industries employees found Plumber in the street moments later and called 911. The dispatcher walked the employees through CPR, which helped keep her alive until an ambulance arrived on the scene.

Plumber was taken to Saint Thomas West and is now doing much better.

WSMV has more information:

A father said he was terrified to learn his daughter had suddenly collapsed in the middle of the street. What happened during her time of need is a story he said he has to share.

"I'm not big on coincidences," said Tom Blanton.

Blanton said Monday started with the usual routine for his daughter, Kelly Plummer.

"She has two Alaskan Malamutes," Blanton said. "Every morning, she takes them out for a walk."

Plummer only made it three houses down Clarksville's Sandpiper Drive when she stopped and collapsed on the street.

Read the full story here.

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