Voter's life saved by assistant principal, others after collapsing at polling place

WENTZVILLE, Mo (KMOX) - A man's life may have been saved by a fast-acting assistant principal and others who were in line with him to vote on Tuesday in Missouri.

Liberty High School assistant principal Dr. Matt Kiesel was doing his final check on election officials to make sure they had everything they needed before the polling place opened at 6 a.m. on Election Day. Then someone came running into the school asking for a defibrillator because someone had collapsed outside.

Kiesel quickly secured the AED device located near the nurse’s office and ran to help.

Lake Saint Louis resident Kenny Nowling witnessed the whole thing. He says he was talking to a man in line when he suddenly collapsed.

As Kiesel arrived there was already an off-duty police officer and nurse, who are married, performing CPR on the man. Kiesel arrived and assisted with administering the AED and the man regained a pulse as paramedics arrived to step in.

Witnesses say the man was alert and talking to paramedics.

"Thank you to the Lake Saint Louis police officer, his nurse and angel of a wife and Dr. Kiesel for acting so calmly and methodically and saving this man's life!" shared Nowling on social media. "You all are real life SUPER HEROS! What a perfect time for all of us to remember that, regardless of our political affiliations, we are all human beings living in the greatest country in the world."

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