St. Peter’s Health Care Heroes Save Man’s Life While on Vacation
A pair of health care workers from Rensselaer were in the right place at the right time recently when they saved a man's life who had no pulse when they saw him lying on the ground at JFK Airport in New York City.
Ironically, the heroic feat happened after they had just returned from a Florida vacation while using their free JetBlue Airline tickets given to health care heroes.
According to News Channel 13 Travis Lemieur of Latham and Michelle Casey from Kings Park - both health care professionals who work at St. Peter's Hospital - were wrapping up a nice, relaxing trip from Florida and on their way back to the Capital Region.
But this was no time to reminisce about the trip.
When they exited their flight at JFK Airport, they told the news station that they saw a man laying face down near the baggage claim area. That's when Casey, a nurse at St. Peter's, and Lemieur, a physician's assistant at the same Albany hospital, sprang into action.
They say the man had no pulse and wasn't responding. They also say they saw people walking by him, unable or unwilling to help.
With the help of a few a good samaritans, the couple performed CPR and used a defibrillator to help bring the unresponsive man back to life. According to what the heroes told the news station, the man was alert and speaking when he was taken away in the ambulance.
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