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Learning CPR saved boyfriend’s life


August 2, 2018

Courtesy Photo Isaiah Cormier’s heart had stopped after he was struck by lightning while camping with his girlfriend, Juliette Moore. Moore’s recent CPR training saved Cormier’s life.

Gunbarrel’s Isaiah Cormier is telling a lot of people a pretty crazy story these days and hoping that more lives are saved as a result. That Cormier was struck by lightning when it didn’t seem terribly threatening is the start of the story. But, the fact that his girlfriend Juliette Moore, who had taken a class in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the past month, was able to restart his heart - twice - was an even more remarkable event.

On the second day of a camping trip, just as rain began to fall, the couple headed back to their campsite on BLM land near Ruby Gulch. Cormier was...

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