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CPR delivered: ‘I left a pizza boy and come back a pizza man’

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Co. — Anson Lemmer had just started his new job as a pizza delivery driver at Uncle Pizza when he helped save a man’s life. The 19-year-...
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Co. — Anson Lemmer had just started his new job as a pizza delivery driver at Uncle Pizza when he helped save a man’s life.

The 19-year-old was on his last delivery order of the night -which was anything but ordinary.

“You hang out around here, do all of the small stuff until your name is called, then deliver your pizza, come on back and just rinse and repeat from there,” one pizza delivery driver at Uncle Pizza told KDVR. “That’s how most days here go at least.”

When Lemmer arrived at the address there was a man that was unconscious laying on the ground.  He had three people around him, but Lemmar was the one that knew CPR.

“It’s not a situation that I’ve ever been in before, but I felt prepared for it,” Lemmer said. “I took a CPR training course through the Red Cross when I was 12 or 13, and I guess that’s the kind of training that really sticks with you.”

One of the bystanders had called 911, and the EMTs took over once they showed up.

His coworkers said they thought he got lost on his delivery that day, and when they heard what happened, they couldn’t believe it.

“We were kinda joking about it, like pretending I was something of a vigilante. Joking that I left a pizza boy and returned a pizza man,” Lemmer said.

He said he’s just happy he could do his job.

“I don’t think it was anything heroic that I did. It was just something that I had to do,” Lemmer said.

Police said the man is expected to make a full recovery.

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