Bystanders save collapsed soccer player

  • Sun Oct 14th, 2012 8:32pm
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Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Clackamas County emergency responders say bystanders saved the life of a 60-year-old soccer player.

The man collapsed while playing a game early Sunday afternoon.

A doctor and off-duty paramedic used CPR and an Automatic External Defibrillator on the man, who was unconscious and not breathing.

The Oregonian reported that the bystanders delivered one life-saving shock to bring the patient back into a viable heart rhythm.

Clackamas County Fire crews used an Advanced Life Support to stabilize the patient. He was transported to Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center.