Woman saved by co-worker training to be EMT

A Newnan woman said she probably wouldn't be alive if it weren't for the quick actions of her co-worker. The woman collapsed at work and her colleague who is currently training to become an EMT came to her rescue.

Sonya Denny said she would not be here if it were not for her co-worker and EMT trainee Brett Owens. Last week, while working at this Newnan GNC, Denny collapsed. Owens, 21, rushed to her side and called 911. He then performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Denny said she and Owens would talk a lot about his training at work, but she never thought he would have to use it on her. Doctors told her Owens was able to dislodge the blood clot that could have killed her.

Owens is currently training at West Georgia Technical College to become a full-time EMT. He said even though he has ridden in ambulances with Troup County Fire Rescue for training, this was a different experience.

Denny said Owens will probably never know just how grateful she is that he saved her from a potentially deadly heart attack.

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