Coaches save Idaho teen whose heart stopped on field

EMTs on their way told the coaches to hold off on shocking the boy's heart, but they went ahead


By Patty Henetz
The Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY — If not for his coaches' quick action, 17-year-old Ross Palmer would be dead.

The American Falls, Idaho, football player collapsed Tuesday evening while running wind sprints. Two of his coaches started cardiopulmonary resuscitation while another ran into his high school to grab the school's new AED, a portable heart defibrillator.

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