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Parishioner & Cops Save Priest in Church

Posted by cocreator on June 29, 2010
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St. Benedict’s parishioner Mary Louise Perez was in the choir loft during Mass on Sunday when Father Andrew McGuire collapsed mid-service in full view of the congregation.

“He was just turning from the altar and walked to the end to sit down in his chair,” Perez said. “He just keeled over right flat on his face.”

According to Montebello city fire Battalion Chief Rick Lynski, personnel from Engine 55 responded to St. Benedict’s Catholic Church following reports of an about 80-year-old man down at about 10:44 a.m.

Montebello police officers were already on scene and using a device known as an automated exterior defibrillator on McGuire. Lysnki said the patient had no pulse.

Prior to taking the clergyman to the hospital, Lynski said a pulse was established and by the time he arrived at the emergency room, McGuire was conscious and speaking.

Perez, 78 and her husband Joe, 82, who have sung in the choir at St. Benedict’s for the past six years, said an unknown parishioner began administering CPR before emergency personnel arrived. Joe Perez said he later saw emergency workers using the defibrillator on McGuire.

“I saw them give (McGuire) a shock because I saw his legs kick out,” he said.

A woman who answered the phone at St. Benedict’s on Monday and declined to give her name said the pastor was in intensive care but added he was in stable condition.

Rose Lopez, who works in the parish rectory, said she did not know the name of the individual who rendered aid before police and firefighters arrived.

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Doctor Saves Man during Check-in at Airport

Posted by cocreator on June 29, 2010
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On a recent June morning, Mr. Gaylord Hall and his wife were using the check-in kiosk at the Delta ticket lobby at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, when Mr. Hall suddenly collapsed.


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Dr Dennis Tracey the Saviour

Dr Dennis Tracey the Saviour

Dr. Dennis Tracey stepped in and quickly determined that Mr. Hall was not breathing and had no pulse.

Dr. Tracey immediately initiated CPR and took advantage of an on-site Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

As a result, the New Orleans Fire Department emergency medical technicians (EMTs) arrived on the scene to find the patient’s pulse had resumed as well as spontaneous breathing.

Before being transported to the hospital, the patient was conscious and talking.

Delta employee Kyla Singleton says, “I myself am so grateful that Dr. Tracey reacted so quickly and was willing to assist Mr. Hall during this grave emergency.”

Glynda Pace, the Delta Station Manager in New Orleans adds, “I understand the EMTs were on a different concourse assisting another passenger when (Dr. Tracey) took control of the situation in front of our counter. We will definitely ensure the unused ticket is refunded and appropriate bonus mileage is added to his SkyMiles account for that inconvenience. We were truly blessed to have him on the scene Monday.”

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Arena Staff & Paramedics Save Man during Hocky Game

Posted by cocreator on June 28, 2010
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County of Simcoe Paramedic Services responded to a call for assistance at the Nottawasaga Inn – Centre Ice Arena, Alliston after a 44-year old man collapsed after playing hockey.


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Staff came immediately to his aid performing CPR to revive the man and called 911.

An Automated External Defibrillator was used and the man was revived.

Paramedics took over the life-saving measures and transported the man to a local sent to Southlake Hospital, Newmarket for cardiac care. Reports claim that the man is now recovering.

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AEDs in Philadelphia

Posted by cocreator on June 23, 2010
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Cop & Bystanders Save Elderly Man at the Wheel

Posted by cocreator on June 23, 2010
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Charles Gordon slipped into unconsciousness after having the attack at the wheel of his car outside Aberdeen’s Union Square complex on February 16 this year.


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The 76-year-old hit the car in front of him during the incident, which happened beside the centre’s New Look store.

Emergency services were called and police officers pulled Mr Gordon, of Highgate Gardens, Aberdeen, from the car.

Constable Gillian Esson then began giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, until passer-by Ewen Simpson, 42, of Macbeth Place, Lumphanan – an experienced first aider – carried out CPR.

Meanwhile, Richard Lornie, 31, of Devanha Terrace, Aberdeen, who was a passenger in the car which had been hit by Mr Gordon’s vehicle, rushed into nearby Cineworld to find a defibrillator to help save Mr Gordon.

Mr Lornie said he feared the worst after the paramedics arrived but was relieved when he heard Mr Gordon had survived.

“Luckily I was on a refresher course in using a defibrillator the day before, so when I saw Charles I knew what had happened,” he said.

“It is nice to be recognised, but what is more important is that Charles was OK afterwards – he was still in the ambulance when I left the scene and I was not sure he would pull through.

“I was glad to see so many other people wanting to come and help as well.”

Mr Lornie administered a shock before the crew took over.

Mr Gordon congratulated the people who came to his aid, and said: “Everyone since has told me it was a little miracle, and as far as I am concerned that is exactly what it was.

“All I can do is thank them profusely for what they did for me.”

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