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  • Patience

    **CPR SAVES** The Kiss Of Life by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize. Jacksonville Journal photographer Rocco Morabito is on his way to photograph a railroad strike when he notices Jacksonville Electric Authority linemen high up on the poles. “I passed these men working and went on to my assignment,” says Morabito. “I took eight pictures at the strike. I thought I’d go back and see if I could rind another picture.” But when Morabito gets back to the linemen, “I heard screaming. I looked up and I saw this man hanging down. Oh my God. I didn’t know what to do.” The linemen. Randall Champion, is dangling upside down in his safety belt — felled bv 4,160 volts of electricity. “I took a picture right quick.” says Morabito. “J.D. Thompson (another lineman) was running toward the pole. I went to my car and called an ambulance. I got back to the pole and J.D. was breathing into Champion.” Cradling the stricken lineman in his arms, Thompson rhythmically pushes air into Champion’s lungs. Below. Morabito makes pictures — and prays. “I backed off. way off until I hit a house and I couldn’t go any farther. I took another picture”, it is a prize-winning photograph, but Morahito’s real concern is the injured lineman. Thompson finally shouts down: “He’s breathing.” Champion survives.

  • Andrea Hartinger

    The Kiss Of Life by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize. This award-winning photo showed a utility worker, J.D. Thompson, suspended on a utility pole and giving mouth to mouth resuscitation to a fellow lineman, Randall G. Champion, who was unconscious and hanging upside down after contacting a high voltage line. Champion survived and lived until 2002, when he died of heart failure at the age of 64. Thompson is still living. The photograph was published in newspapers around the world.

  • Ashley Jones
    Ashley Jones • 3 years ago

    Wow! In tears!

  • D.B.
    D.B. • 3 years ago

    Thats an amazing story.... These men put their lives on the line daily.

  • Celeste Kendrick-Biddy
    Celeste Kendrick-Biddy • 3 years ago

    Love seeing this! My hubby is a transmission lineman. Linemen get no credit all they get is yelled at by people to get the power back on and why is it taking so long. People don't realize what all it takes and how dangerous it is.

  • Ashley Pearce
    Ashley Pearce • 3 years ago

    sobbing....my husband is a lineman and this is one my biggest fears, i pray we never have to be in this situation

  • Trina Moers
    Trina Moers • 2 years ago

    WHY THE HELL IS THIS PHOTO FLAGGED? Are you kidding me that a man SAVING THE LIFE OF ANOTHER MAN is to be flagged? WTH? Maybe the person who flagged this couldn't read beyond THEIR erotic thoughts the images brought to THEIR mind?

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