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Sacramento Sheriff Save Caddie’s Life at Pebble Beach Pro-Am; How Did They Do It?

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This representation photo shows an official standing on a sidewalk after a Sacramento sheriff saved a caddie's life in a golf tournament event. (Photo by Zach Lisko via Unsplash)

After saving a man’s life at the PGA Tour tournament in Pebble Beach last week, a sergeant with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department who was not on duty is being hailed as a hero.

Sgt. Kelly Bunn of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s unplanned life-saving mission emerged from a weekend trip to the California shore. 

Bunn reacted quickly to help a caddy who unexpectedly passed out at a golf tournament at Pebble Beach because he was in the right position at the right time. 

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This is a representation photo showing a K9 getting pet by the handler during the demonstration as a sheriff saved a caddie’s life in a golf tournament event. (Photo by Jason Jarrach via Unsplash)

Off-Duty Sacramento Sheriff’s Sergeant Saces Caddie’s Life

During the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last week, a caddy carrying the bag for an amateur golfer collapsed and required CPR.

The unidentified caddy received CPR after collapsing on the 11th fairway before an ambulance came to take him to the hospital. 

Sheriff Bunn of Sacramento County, who was a spectator at the competition with his wife, performed CPR on the victim. 

“We watched the golfers hit. In the middle of the 11th hole, they began to walk off. Well, I noticed that there’s a bag laying in the middle of the fairway where I had previously seen somebody standing and I thought that was odd,” Bunn told Sacramento’s ABC 10

He saw someone cross the fairway before the group as a whole started to retreat.

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How The Man Revived The Caddie Without Vital Signs

Bunn told ABC 10 that when he ran to the caddy, he saw that he was missing vital signs. 

The caddy was facedown, according to Bunn. The rescuer then turned him over and removed the golf bag. He said that the caddie was not breathing and had no pulse or heartbeat. 

When it was finally time to act, he unzipped each of the caddie’s coats and started to perform a rescue breath. Bunn then began doing chest compressions for five to six minutes. 

Bunn said that while on the course, he got a call that placed him in the ideal position to provide assistance. 

Fox News, citing a report from The Sacramento Bee, said Bunn has worked for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years. 

The condition of the caddy has improved, and he will be OK.

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