ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. – A fan at the Tampa Bay Rays game went into cardiac arrest Friday and was saved by Good Samaritans and EMS crews.
At approximately 6:45 pm during Friday evening’s Tampa Bays Rays baseball game, a fan had an episode of cardiac arrest.
This fan immediately displayed signs of being unconscious when a nearby fan was able to place the gentleman down on the ground and start performing CPR.
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Three of the strategically placed EMS crews responded to the fan and immediately performed life-saving care.
The EMS crews were able to get the fan’s heart beating again and was immediately transported to the closest hospital. When arriving at the hospital the fan was completely awake and speaking clearly, officials say.
“With the teamwork of the nearby fans, SPFR, Tampa Bay Rays staff, and St. Petersburg Police, hopefully, this fan will be able to return and enjoy the experience of another baseball game,” said SPFR.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is honored to provide EMS services during all of the home games for the Tampa Bay Rays. These front-line paramedics are always prepared for the worse and ensure that all fans are able to have a safe and exciting experience.
To learn more about CPR classes please visit https://fire.stpete.org/community_services/cpr_firstaid.html
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