Boy, 8, revived after cardiac arrest during baseball game

The boy's condition benefited from the presence of two off-duty paramedics who immediately began CPR


The Press Democrat

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — An 8-year-old baseball player collapsed Saturday in Rohnert Park after being struck in the chest by a pitch, requiring CPR and a defibrillator to get his young heart going again.

The boy was breathing and conscious when he was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Oakland Children's Hospital, said Aaron Johnson, director of baseball operations for Rohnert Park Cal Ripken Baseball.

The boy's condition benefited from the presence of two off-duty paramedics who immediately began CPR.

"God had his hand on this kid's heart," said Johnson, who also is a sergeant for the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety.

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