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Cracker Barrel employees rejoice in survival of co-worker

Cassie Loud Cassie Loud
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Cracker Barrel employees are relieved to know that their co-worker is alive after they thought he died from a heart attack. 

Philip Pierce, 56, had a heart attack last week. His co-worker Cassie Loud did chest compressions on him.

Loud said Pierce was turning blue and there were several times they thought they had lost him. When medics took Pierce away, they were unsure if he was dead or alive.

Somehow there was a misunderstanding, and Loud said she found out he wasn't dead. 

"I was like stop playing you know that's not Philip," said Loud. "And sure enough Philip was on the phone and I called my mom and was like Philip didn't pass, Philip didn't pass."

Loud said Pierce is with family in South Carolina. She now considers Pierce a lifetime friend.

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