updated 1/18/2007 1:43:17 PM ET 2007-01-18T18:43:17

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — If Robert Ricard had picked the wrong restaurant for lunch, he would probably be dead.

The 71-year-old suffered a heart attack shortly after ordering a glass of wine with friends at Bentley's Roadhouse on Saturday.

Luckily, a disaster medical team was sitting nearby.

Members of the Mich-1 Disaster and Medical Assistance Team were having lunch after a morning of training at nearby Selfridge Air National Guard Base. They immediately jumped to the rescue when a waitress yelled for someone to call 911.

Ricard twice quit breathing and turned blue. The rescuers revived him both times.

Ricard chose Bentley's from a list of five restaurants, said his friend, Bill Novak.

"These courageous and talented people brought Bob back to life right in front of my very eyes," Novak told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens. "If it wasn't for their quick reaction to what could have been a deadly situation, I don't even want to think about it."

Ricard was taken to a hospital, where he met his rescuers on Tuesday.

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