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His body was limp and cold, his eyes glazed and he had no pulse — but then a medic realized the 6-year-old's head was bleeding ...
He has also has been given an experimental drug that doctors refuse to identify, and has responded well to aggressive treatments ...
They sprang to action when he went into cardiac arrest on the Virginia Beach boardwalk ...
Three family members, who work as EMTs and firefighters, had been trained in grain bin rescues and helped save his life ...
He was working out when the app PulsePoint alerted him on his phone that someone in the parking oh his health club had suffered sudden cardiac arrest ...
The plane crashed in a second landing attempt due to heavy rain and reduced visibility; responders used flashlight to peer into the wreckage for survivors ...
She saw the woman lying on the ground, and with the help of a dispatcher performed chest compressions for about six minutes until EMS arrived ...
They fell out of their 30-foot boat; four fishermen found them the next morning seven miles from the shore ...
The 75-year-old's heartbeat was restored with two defibrillator shocks; she opened her eyes in the ambulance and began talking ...
The 72-year-old thought the symptoms were acid reflex; he went to the hospital three hours after finishing the 7.5-mile footrace and discovered he was wrong ...
She was on the phone saying she was nervous about the slippery terrain right before her mother heard her scream ...
He fell off of a houseboat; paramedics arrived and gave the boy oxygen until the ambulance got there ...
Nobody was injured when the animal crashed through a mother’s windshield as she was cruising along at 70 mph ...
The children spent four nights in the hospital and were released; officials say a pool pump malfunction and electrified the water ...
With a broken arm and ribs it took him four or five hours to climb out; he then hiked three hours back to his tent, where a rescue team found him the next morning ...
The building will take months to repair, but EMS workers say they’re glad it was their empty building and not a home were someone could have been injured or killed ...
The 15-month-old suffered a broken spine and ribs, a concussion and a punctured lung and is believed to have slipped through the railing of his family's apartment balcony ...
The child did not suffer serious injuries, and she has undergone surgery for non-life threatening injuries ...
Her car flipped along a scenic highway; rescuers found her responsive and say she had a strong will to survive ...
Fifteen percent of patients in the Portland area leave the hospital alive, compared to 10 percent nationwide ...