Responders help save cardiac arrest patient on trail

A doctor, nurse and firefighter were mountain biking when they saw David Jones collapse on a section of a trail


By EMS1 Staff

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — A nurse, doctor and firefighter — all off duty at the time — are being credited with saving a man’s life after he collapsed while hiking. 

Firefighter Doug Kerns, Dr. Brad DeLay and nurse James DeLong were mountain biking when they saw David Jones collapse on a section of a trail last weekend. 

DeLong and DeLay began CPR while Kerns called 911; a park ranger was already notified of the incident when Kerns went to retrieve an AED. 

“It’s extremely rare to go into cardiac arrest like that outside of a hospital and have a good outcome,” DeLong told Goshen News. “He’s a lucky dude.”

Jones was transported to the hospital, where he had four stents put in; he is expected to fully recover. 

“It wasn’t his time to go that day,” Kerns said. “What are your chances that you have a doctor and a registered nurse and a firefighter and two people that knew CPR show up on an off-duty call all at the same time?”

 

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Posted by The Fayette Tribune on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 

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