ANTIOCH -- An 80-year-old man is recovering in the hospital Wednesday after a pool technician and a police officer saved his life.

According to Lt. Tammany Brooks of the Antioch Police Department, police received a call around 8:35 a.m. from a pool service technician on the 3000 block of Longview Drive who said the man had collapsed and stopped breathing.

The technician called 911 and was able to perform CPR with instructions from a dispatcher until a police officer, who was not identified, arrived with a defibrillator. The defibrillator sent an electrical shock to the man's heart, and shortly after he began to breathe on his own, Brooks said.

By the time paramedics arrived, the man had fully regained consciousness and was talking with paramedics as he was loaded into the ambulance.

According to Brooks, the 80-year-old is being kept overnight at a hospital for observation but is expected to make a full recovery.

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