Tim Tebow leads prayer as flight attendants perform CPR
The Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback provided emotional support as flight attendants worked to revive a man who went into cardiac arrest
ATLANTA — During a Delta flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow huddled with family and bystanders when a passenger went into cardiac arrest.
The flight crew began performing CPR and administered a defibrillator when a man lost consciousness after an apparent heart attack, reported The Inquirer.
Concerned passengers looked on, when Tebow approached the area to meet with the man’s family and lead a prayer.
“He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder,” Richard Gotti, a passenger on the flight, wrote on his Facebook page. “I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation.”
Once the plane landed, Gotti reported that the crew was able to find the man’s pulse.
Apart from providing emotional support during the incident, Tebow reportedly helped the man’s family debark the plane, took their luggage and accompanied them to the hospital. While there, Tebow waited with the family until they received word that the man did not survive.
After speaking with both Tim Tebow's reps and Delta Air Lines, ABC News can confirm this account is accurate. pic.twitter.com/aNZfzAhtMq— Jeffrey Cook (@JeffreyCook_) June 27, 2016