The American Red Cross has recently honored an officer with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Police Department for saving the life of an accident victim involved in a vehicle collision in late April.

According to US News and World Report, Officer Matthew Hunt was off duty and driving to his home when he came upon an accident on an interstate freeway involving a car and a truck.

Hunt first checked the car and found the driver to be in good condition and then checked the truck to discover that the driver there was unresponsive.

Hunt—with the help of a Good Samaritan—removed the driver from the truck and administered CPR until paramedics arrived at the scene.

On Monday, Hunt received the Red Cross Lifesaving Award, the highest award the Red Cross gives to individuals or groups who sustain or save a life using skills learned in a Red Cross Training Services course.

 

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