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April 18, 2014

Off-duty EMT saves life of fellow softball player — again

Teammate Terry Backman was there to save him, on the same field in the same park, when he collapsed from a heart attack last summer, and again last Sunday

Los Angeles Daily News

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Softball player Terry Backman had thrown a four-pitch inning last summer before dropping from a heart attack in the bottom of the dugout. Last Sunday, he hit a long line drive before a similar collapse atop the first-base bag.

Both times, fellow ballplayer and off-duty ambulance tech Tyler Rosser was there to save him. On the same field, at the same park in Santa Clarita, the good Samaritan hit the same home run twice.

“It’s a miracle,” said Susan Backman, of Newhall, wife of the 67-year-old shipping-and-receiving manager. “He has saved him twice.

Read full storyOff-duty EMT saves the life of a fellow softball player for the second time

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