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Pizza delivery driver saves customer with CPR

After just one month on the new job, the driver has gotten good tips, earned about a thousand dollars and managed to save one man's life.
Anson Lemmer, a pizza delivery driver in Glenwood Springs, used CPR to help save a man's life on Monday.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Working delivery at Uncle Pizza in Glenwood Springs and 19-year-old Anson Lemmer knows he has to be fast, friendly and ready for anything. "Sometimes the unexpected hits," said Lemmer.

After just one month on the new job, he's gotten good tips, earned about a thousand dollars and managed to save one man's life.

"That was really interesting," said Lemmer.

Late on Monday night, on the last order of the night, he rolled up to his delivery and noticed something very wrong.

There, laying in the street was a man, not breathing and turning blue.

"I pulled up to the address. There was something really wrong, his eyes had rolled up into his head and he was unresponsive. One of his friends was on the phone calling 911, and the other was attempting CPR, but right away he asked me if I knew how to do CPR at all," said Lemmer.

The good news is that the teen does know CPR. It's something he learned as a kid.

"I knew it was a time sensitive issue and something had to be done," said Lemmer.

He says he didn't even take time to park his car right - he just jumped out.

He started CPR and it wasn't long before the man was standing up and walking around.

"They all shook my hand and tipped me pretty well, and I got to take home a pizza so that was all right," said Lemmer.

Glenwood Springs firefighters and a police officer also helped save the man, but firefighter Jared Sparks says quick action early goes a long way in saving a person when they need CPR.

"You want to jump on it quick. Early onset CPR saves a lot of lives," said Sparks.

One good reason to always tip those pizza delivery people like Anson Lemmer.

"You never know when the pizza delivery guy can save your life I guess," said Lemmer.