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Teen saves friend’s life with CPR skills learned the day before

Car accident causes young woman to spring into action

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (KYMA, KECY) - Torri'ell Norwood and her friend Azaira Simmons were in a car accident on February 20, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Norwood noticed Simmons was unresponsive and remembered what she had learned the day before in a CPR class through Lakewood High School.

"I just saw my friend on the ground, " recalls Norwood, "and I just knew what I had to do.

She performed those life-saving skills on Simmons. It took about 30 compressions and two breaths before the beloved friend took a breath on her own.

"I just feel like if it wasn't for her, I would have passed," believes Simmons.

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Caleb Fernandez

Caleb Fernández has always had an affinity for creative collaborations. Throughout his early education, he was actively involved in musical theatre. Upon earning his Bachelors degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Advertising/Public Relations, Caleb went straight to New York City where he learned the necessities of production assistance, photography and art direction.

Most recently, his work in strategic social media management has allowed him the blessing to work remotely while utilizing his skill sets of shooting still and moving images, retouching, scripting, editing, event management, and brand representation.

As a native of the Imperial Valley, Caleb looks forward to serving the KYMA/KECY-TV team in one of the most rewarding ways: by giving back to the Valley which helped raise him.

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