EMT, nurse aid fellow fan having heart attack at baseball game

Jamie Jill, an Arlington County EMT, and Lindy Prevatt, an ED nurse, performed chest compressions on John Clements, who was transported to a hospital


By Leila Merrill

WASHINGTON — Jamie Jill, an Arlington County EMT, and Lindy Prevatt, an emergency department nurse, were sitting in different sections of Nationals Park on June 11 when they noticed a fellow baseball fan in distress and acted.

John and Rhonda Clements of Wisconsin had traveled to watch their Milwaukee Brewers take on the Washington Nationals, NBC Washington reported. He began to turn blue.

Nationals Park is viewed during a rain delay before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves on Monday. Two days before that, an EMT and a nurse came to the aid of a fellow baseball fan who was having a heart attack.
Nationals Park is viewed during a rain delay before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves on Monday. Two days before that, an EMT and a nurse came to the aid of a fellow baseball fan who was having a heart attack. (Photo/Luis M. Alvarez/Associated Press)

“He looked blue in the face, and I asked if he had a pulse, and nobody could really tell me,” Prevatt said.

“She asked for an AED,” Jill said. “She did about two minutes of compressions. Then I took over, started doing compressions.”

“And then meanwhile, in the background, I can see the game going on, and I’m like, this is just unbelievable,” Rhonda Clements said.

John Clements was transported to a hospital.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a stent was placed in his right coronary artery. He spent three nights in the hospital, and five days after his heart attack, he was heading home.

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