Family members, police officers, ambulance volunteers and the staff of two hospitals saved a 67-year-old man's life with CPR, a defibrillator and further treatment Friday after he went into cardiac arrest, Southampton Town police said.
Police received a call from the Mount Misery area of Sag Harbor at 1:41 a.m. Friday reporting that a man was not breathing and turning blue, according to a statement from the police department. Two town police offers and were dispatched to the scene, where they found family members of the victim administering CPR. Police officers took over the CPR and used an automated external defibrillator on the patient, according to the police statement. Over the next few minutes, with the assistance of arriving ambulance volunteers, emergency responders delivered three shocks with the AED and continued CPR. The patient's pulse returned, and he began breathing on his own, police said.
Ambulance members initiated advanced life support and transported him to Southampton Hospital. “By the time the ambulance left for the hospital, the patient was starting to regain consciousness,” police said.
The patient was further stabilized at and then transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center for further cardiac care, though he was conscious and talking.