Paramedics revive 9-year-old boy hit by line drive

Crews revived the boy using a defibrillator, CPR, a breathing tube and medication

By Michelle Williams

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. — A 9-year-old boy is in treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital after his heart stopped during a pickup baseball game. 

Paramedics with Boston EMS were called to Ryan Playground in Charlestown around 3 p.m. Sunday. The caller reported a 9-year-old boy was hit in the chest by a line drive on the pitcher's mound. 

He was found by paramedics without a pulse, Deputy Superintendent of Boston EMS Ed Hassan told the Boston Globe, and was revived with a defibrillator, CPR, a breathing tube and medication. 

"He was dead and we brought him back to life," Hassan told the Globe

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