SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York judge is credited with helping a man who collapsed at a gym.

The Post-Standard says Syracuse City Court Judge Rory McMahon sprang into action with CPR on Monday.

McMahon began chest compressions while a YMCA worker ran to get help and a defibrillator. Others assisted, including a retired police officer. Then paramedics arrived.

It's not the judge's first time around the block when it comes to lifesaving efforts.

As a young lifeguard, he pulled someone out of the deep end and did the Heimlich maneuver.

In 1995, McMahon gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when a man collapsed at the Onondaga County Civic Center. He had to explain to his bosses why he was late for his first day as an intern at the district attorney's office.


Information from: The Post-Standard,

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