Michael Zuke of Rochester Hills says last June 29th started like any other.

He was working as a life guard at the Great Oaks Country Club, scanning the pool where there were dozens of people at play. Then he heard the screaming.

“I ran over there and she handed me her daughter. It was the scariest thing I’d ever seen … she was completely blue. Her whole body and face was blue, and was like, oh my god … this is real. Because, like, that doesn’t happen,” said Zuke

He and another life guard immediatly went into action.”And we did two-man CPR where I was doing chest compressions and he was doing rescue breathes.”

The little girl survived. It took Zuke e a few days to return to earth.

“My adrenaline was pumping for about another 48 hours. I called my mom and was like, ‘Oh my God…'”

Zuke’s father is so proud of him.

“I was in tears that day … I was just so happy it turned out the way it did,” he said.

Zuke is a student at Michigan State University.

Do you know someone in your community that has made a difference to benefit others? WWJ Newsradio 950 is seeking out individuals who are making a difference, big or small – people who have inspired positive change and those who have made an impact in the community.

Each month, WWJ will honor a person as the Difference Maker in the Community.  This person will be highlighted on-air and on cbsdetroit.com for their positive contributions.  All monthly Difference Makers will be invited to join at a special luncheon in the spring of 2013 to recognize the positive contributions.

Click here to nominate someone you know.


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