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This photo titled "The Kiss of Life" by Rocco Morabito, taken in 1967 by J.D. A utility worker named Thompson was hired by co-worker Randall G. Champion giving mouth-to-mouth after fainting after being exposed to a low voltage line.

 

They were doing routine maintenance when Champion brushed off one of the low voltage lines at the top of the utility pole. His protective shield prevented the fall, and Thompson, who was climbing under him, quickly approached him and resuscitated him mouth-to-mouth.

 

He was unable to perform CPR given the circumstances, but continued to breathe into Champion's lungs until he felt a slight pulse, then unbuckled his harness and landed on his shoulder with him. Thompson and another worker administered CPR on the ground, and by the time paramedics arrived, Champion was moderately resuscitated, eventually making a full recovery.

 

 

What's even more incredible is that Champion not only survived thanks to Thompson, but lived an additional 35 years. He died in 2002 at the age of 64. Thompson is still alive today.