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Quick Thinking Hilton Grand Vacations Team Member Jumps To Action, Saving Owner's Life

Wife hails him as a hero

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Exterior shot of Las Palmeras by Hilton Grand Vacations, Orlando, Florida.
Hilton Grand Vacations Loss Prevention Director Ivan Melians and HGV Owner Mrs. Barakat.  
On September 8, 2020, when Hilton Grand Vacations Loss Prevention Director Ivan Melians was wrapping up his day at Las Palmeras in Orlando, Florida, the unexpected happened.  

Melians quickly jumped into action. Delivering 11 minutes of continued chest compressions. Mr. Barakat is now recovering as his family stays close by at Las Palmeras. 

Read the full story. 

Orlando hotel worker performs CPR for 11 minutes, saving guest's life after heart attack.

News 6, September 10, 2020






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