YOU ARE WATCHING MINNESOTA’S MOST WATCHED STATION, THIS IS WCCO 4 NEWS. A HOCKEY PLAYER IS THINKING A STRANGER IN THE STANDS FOR SAVING HIS LIFE. GREG HIRSCH COLLAPSE WITHOUT WARNING AT A GAME THIS SUMMER. AND OFF DUTY PARAMEDIC LEFT INTO ACTION. WHAT THE NEW FRIENDS SAY ALL HOCKEY RINGS NEED TO BRING ATHLETES BACK TO LIFE. I DID ALL THE RIGHT THINGS. IS A RETIRED POLICE LIEUTENANT GREG HIRSCH STARTED SKATING LATER IN LIFE TO STAY FIT. HE WENT TO THE ICE ARENA FEELING FINE. I HAD NO INDICATION. ON THE FIRST OF THE SECOND GAME, THAT CHANGED. I WAS PLAYING HOCKEY AND BOOM, IN FIVE SECONDS I WAS DEAD ON THE ICE. YOU COULDN’T EVEN DESCRIBE THE COLOR, WITHIN SECONDS, JEN HAYDEN WAS OUT OF THE STANDS, AND OFF DUTY PARAMEDIC WITH NORTH MEMORIAL HEALTH, SHE STARTED CHEST COMPRESSIONS. AS ANOTHER MAN RAN DOWN AND AUTOMATED DEFIBRILLATOR HANGING ON THE DRINKS WALL. DOCTORS SAY GREG WAS DEAD FOR THREE MINUTES. HIS CARDIAC ARREST RESULTED IN QUADRUPLE BYPASS SURGERY. HOW DO YOU THINK SOMEBODY. FOUR MONTHS LATER, GREG GOT THAT CHANCE. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. IT’S GIVEN ME A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NOT WASTING THIS NEW LIFE. AS PART OF THAT HE’D LIKE TO GIVE AEDS INTO MORE DRINKS A CLOT ACROSS MINNESOTA. THE SURVIVAL RATE FOR THIS TYPE OF INCIDENT, THAT OCCURS OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL IS BETWEEN 5-10%. JEN BELIEVES IT’S WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE FOR GREG. STRANGERS COMING TOGETHER TO HELP. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO STEP UP. GREG IS 59, HE WILL BE SKATING AGAIN, THIS WINTER. DR. SAY HE SUFFERED NO MUSCLE DAMAGE IN HIS HEART BECAUSE OF HOW FAST JEN ACTED THAT DAY.

Hockey Player Credits Stranger For Saving His Life
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