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Cheney's Roy Coumbs: Not lucky, just blessed


August 16, 2012


Staff Reporter

On a hot afternoon recently, Roy Coumbs was inside his Cheney home doing a crossword puzzle. The puzzles are supposed to help improve his cognition and memory.

Though Coumbs, 68, looks healthy enough, less than three weeks ago he was lying face down in his backyard with no pulse, not breathing. He had suffered a severe heart attack.

Coumbs, a Cheney resident since the 1960s, credits the work of Cheney Fire Department EMTs for saving his life as well as the support and prayers of friends, neighbors and fellow congregants for getting him through.

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