South Florida man reunites with first responders, medical staff who helped save his life

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – It’s a workout Jeffrey Skimming will likely never forget.

He went into cardiac arrest while working out at an LA Fitness in Pompano Beach last August and this week he reunited with the first responders who helped save his life.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Lt. Arjun Sirju said first responders arrived to find Skimming unresponsive and not breathing.

Skimming’s girlfriend, who was with him at the time, jumped into action and started CPR.

When paramedics arrived, they took over.

Authorities said Skimming had a series of strokes while being transported to Broward Health North.

Jeffrey Skimming thanks first responders for helping save his life after he went into cardiac arrest at an LA Fitness in Pompano Beach. (WPLG)

“From what I can remember, I was almost done with the workout until I then started to not feel well. Then (I) slumped down, and from that point I didn’t remember,” Skimming said.