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Sandusky man survives heart attack thanks to fiancé

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A Sandusky man is enjoying his second chance at life. 50-year-old Dale Ryan was jogging with his fiancé Carolyn at the end of May, when he suddenly collapsed from a massive heart attack.

Carolyn immediately administered CPR, something doctors credit with saving Ryan's life.

The two were scheduled to be married this fall, but after Dale regained consciousness, the couple decided to tie the knot at the hospital before he had to undergo triple bypass surgery.

 “It's kind of a wake-up call,” says Dale. “It makes you realize that life doesn't necessarily just go on. You need to appreciate every day and people around you."

After cardiac rehab, Dale will return to his job as a master sergeant with the 166th Air Refueling Squadron at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, and he and Carolyn still plan to hold a bigger wedding in the fall.


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