CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A South Bay Chick-fil-A team leader was hailed a hero after springing into action to save a man’s life Friday evening.
Tauya Nenguke, 22, was assisting drive-thru guests at the Eastlake Terraces Chick-fil-A location when he noticed a 20-year-old man in cardiac arrest, surrounded by frantic friends across the parking lot, according to Cheryl Shields, director of marketing and community relations for Eastlake Terraces Chick-fil-A.
Security camera video shared with FOX 5 showed Nenguke sprinting across the parking lot to immediately begin chest compressions on the man while he had the victim’s friends call 911, Shields said.
Paramedics arrived and were able to stabilize the victim and take him to a nearby hospital.
Nenguke credits his quick-thinking to his training in the pre-nursing program at Southwestern College, according to his Facebook page.
Nenguke has been a Team Leader at Eastlake Chick-fil-A since March 2018.
Paramedics told Nenguke if it wasn’t for him, the victim may not have survived.
A GoFundMe account was set up for anyone who would like to help Nenguke further his education.