April 29, 2018

Positivity: ‘Nothing Short Of A Miracle:’ NYPD Officers Save Tourist, 83, Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From New York City:

April 23, 2018

NYPD officers saved the life of an 83-year-old tourist when he went into cardiac arrest Friday night.

CBS2’s Lisa Rozner heard from the heroes and the man’s thankful family Saturday.

Ron Gargalowitz, of Andover, Massachusetts, had just finished dinner with his family when he collapsed around 6 p.m. on 45th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

“I passed out and fell down, didn’t even realize anything. And the officers were very nearby and someone alerted them,” he told Rozner in an exclusive interview.

Good Samaritans flagged down two officers from the Midtown North Precinct. One started administering CPR while the other called for backup.

Within minutes, additional officers responded, helping with chest compressions and bringing a defibrillator.

“It’s incredible the way they reacted and the fact that they knew the right thing to do,” said Gargalowitz.

Three of the officers were former EMTs.

Now, all of them are heroes in the hearts of Gargalowitz and his family. …

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