Sons save dad after heart attack in Garnerville

A father of four is thankful to be alive this morning after his sons saved his life during a heart attack. Michael Meigh, 51, was

Two boys performed CPR on their father and

Two boys performed CPR on their father and saved his life.

GARNERVILLE - A father of four is thankful to be alive this morning after his sons saved his life during a heart attack.

Michael Meigh, 51, was working in his backyard in Garnerville on June 16 when he became short of breath and could barely talk. His 11-year-old son, Connor, immediately knew something was wrong and called 911. Meigh's other son, 19-year-old Sean, who is a lifeguard at the Bowline Public Pool, began performing CPR.

Four days later when Meigh woke up at Good Samaritan Hospital, his sons were at his side. Meigh has served as a police sergeant with Amtrak for 27 years. 

The event has given him a new perspective on life and family. "We might be closer than we were before," says Meigh. "You realized how fragile it can be."

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