Crow Wing County sheriff’s deputy uses new equipment to revive woman

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, reported at 5:08 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, west of Brainerd.

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BRAINERD — The life of a 42-year-old Oak Lawn Township woman was likely saved Tuesday, Sept. 27, when emergency responders used an automated external defibrillator at the scene of a medical call.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, reported at 5:08 a.m. on Ironwood Drive Northeast in Oak Lawn Township, west of Brainerd. The caller reported the woman was unresponsive and not breathing. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office reported when Deputy Nick Cencer arrived, he found CPR being performed.

Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Adam Kronstedt said Cencer used one of the office’s recently acquired AED to save the woman's life. Kronstedt said as of Thursday night the woman was recovering in the hospital.

“This is a great example of a charitable foundation helping to equip public safety to save lives!” the post stated.

The sheriff’s office received 22 AEDs this summer through a partnership between the Helmsley Foundation and the University of Minnesota Center for Resuscitation Medicine. The goal was to equip every law enforcement officer and first responder in Crow Wing County with an automated external defibrillator.


Kronstedt said the sheriff’s office worked with the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association for over a year to obtain AEDs for Crow Wing County squad cars.

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