Seymour man recognized for saving man’s life at gym

The American Red Cross is recognizing a Seymour man for his lifesaving skills.

Aaron Wilkins was honored last week with the Certificate of Extraordinary Action Award. The award is the highest award given by the Red Cross to an individual who saves a life using skills gained from a Red Cross Training Services course

Wilkins was working out at a gym when another man collapsed while exercising. The victim was unconscious and turning blue. Wilkins used CPR and the gyms automatic external defibrillator to tend to the man until paramedics arrived. The victim has now had had two major surgeries and his life was saved by Wilkins’ action, according to the Red Cross.

Wilkins was presented the award at the annual holiday gathering for his employer, Enterprise Products of Seymour.