I realized today I had posted this on the Coastal CPR & First Aid Blog but I forgotten to repost it here. This is a great story and what the article linked below fails to mention is that multiple bystanders assisted and helped save this man's life.
Last month several runners collapsed during the Market Square Day 10K. One suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
You can read the story in the Portsmouth Herald
In July's CPR by Donation class one of the participants in the
class mentioned that she was there. She didn’t assist with CPR, and not
because she didn’t want to. She said that there were so many people
there already helping him it just made sense to stand back and wait to
see if she was indeed needed. She said bystanders started Hands-Only
CPR right away and that after the Portsmouth Fire Department used their
defibrillator the runner was conscious when placed in the ambulance.
Last I had heard from other sources is that he is recovering well.
This is great news! Early onset of Hands-Only CPR works.
But the most rewarding part of the story for me is that so many
people jumped in to help. No one was afraid to help someone, a total
stranger, a runner in a race, when he needed help the most. This man is
alive and recovering well due to the hands and hearts of bystanders who
were just watching a race go by. They are the winners of the day.