Tales of hands-only CPR and survival

Daniel Petersen, left, gave CPR to Dick Jensen while he was having a heart attack in January at a 24 Hour Fitness gym. Photo taken at Jensen's home on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Petaluma, California. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

Daniel Petersen, left, gave CPR to Dick Jensen while he was having a heart attack in January at a 24 Hour Fitness gym. Photo taken at Jensen’s home on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Petaluma, California. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

Dick Jensen’s gym routine in Petaluma was “do the elliptical, go to the water fountain and then go to the treadmill.”

But last January, the 66-year-old got to the water fountain and his heart suddenly stopped.

Daniel Petersen, on a nearby stationary bike, heard a bang and turned to see Jensen fall against some lockers and to the floor.

“I did a double take and realized he’s not getting up,” he said.

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