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The Coast Guard had suspended the search, but he made repairs to a radio and they heard his mayday call; he survived by catching fish and eating an eyeball for hydration ...
The pilot was killed, but a couple sleeping just inches away were spared after the plane slammed into their living room ...
Remaining on scene for 30 minutes to treat cardiac arrest patients has led to three times more CPR saves in a six-month period ...
Laura Baker, a 20-year firefighter, was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer; she started a plan immediately to get healthy again ...
"Not thinking about it helps me keep working forward and try to focus on where I want to be and not what's happened in the past" ...
Sheri Sklar teaches CPR at a medical center, and said learning an early response saved her father's life makes it that much more important ...
He was put on a ventilator for 13 days in January and is still recovering nine months later; once skeptical, he says he will not go without a flu shot again ...
Five more bodies were found as toxic gases and ash forced rescue workers to halt recovery efforts ...
The operation took place on the side of a cliff using climbing rope and a harness to keep him steady after his foot became jammed between two rocks ...
Commissioner Daniel Nigro said their deaths are a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department's heroic efforts ...
Dr. Peter Antevy joins our hosts to discuss reasons for treating pediatric patients on-scene rather than rapidly transporting during a cardiac arrest ...
The medic put together a make-shift litter to transport the man to rescue crews after he slipped and fell, sustaining critical injuries ...
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 ...