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San Francisco Fire thanks nurse, off-duty doctor who gave CPR to driver on Bay Bridge

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Fire Department thanked a nurse and an off-duty doctor who helped a driver in distress on Thursday by providing them with CPR on the Bay Bridge, according to authorities.

While there weren't many details available about the incident, the Twitter account of the San Francisco Fire Department's Public Information Officer referred to it in a post Thursday afternoon. The post thanked CHP officers from the San Francisco and Golden Gate Divisions as well as the off-duty doctor and nurse "who started CPR on the driver of a car on 80WB, Bay Bridge today." 

"We are all hoping for a positive outcome with this driver," the tweet added. 

While fire officials did not say when the rescue of the driver happened Thursday, the @511SFBay Twitter account posted about a disabled car on the westbound Bay Bridge west of Treasure Island Road at around 11:15 a.m. that briefly blocked the left lane.

San Francisco Fire has not confirmed if that was the same incident where the driver was provided CPR.

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