A Westchester first responder was in the right place at the right moment when he hurried to rescue a soccer player who had a cardiac arrest at a local high school.
On Wednesday, May 19, around 8:50 p.m., officers from the Harrison Police Department rushed to the high school after receiving a report of a person who had been unconscious.
When officers got on the scene, they located Jeremy Lang, a West Harrison volunteer firefighter and a soccer player, doing CPR on another player who had collapsed.
Lang reported he saw the man collapse on the field while playing, rushed over, noticed that he wasn’t breathing at all and had no pulse, and started CPR right away.
On the field, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was also deployed to help with CPR efforts to save the player’s life.
Officers took over CPR operations upon arrival and continued to perform CPR until paramedics arrived.
“The volunteer firefighter, Harrison Police Officers, and Harrison EMS professionals worked together to recover the guy, and he was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, where he realized he needed serious medical surgery,” Harrison Police Chief John Vasta said.
“Fortunately, he made a full recovery and is now recovering at home.”