ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two Kent County deputies are being recognized for saving a man's life.
Craig Van Haften and his son stopped at the Pennzoil on Alpine Ave. for an oil change on September 19.
Craig says he reached over to pick something up in his car when he experienced an arrhythmia and his heart stopped beating. His son and employees at the station pushed the car out of the bay, and help soon arrived.
On Monday, Craig met the first responders for the first time.
"Looking at life different, you know," Craig says of his response to his ordeal. "Never thought it would happen to me. You know, it's like a dream to me. I'm working again, you know. It's like, 'Did it happen to me?'"
One of the deputies who helped Craig was right across the street when the call for help went out. His quick response is one reason Craig survived.