Native firefighters resuscitate fan who suffered cardiac arrest at Gillette Stadium


“We simply occurred to be in the best place on the proper time.”

Anthony Colella and Mark McCullough are glad they occurred to be current Sunday night time. Bridget Condon

About 10 minutes previous to Sunday night time’s Patriots-Dolphins recreation, two native firefighters helped resuscitate a fan who suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed.

Mark McCullough of the Needham Fireplace Division and Anthony Colella of the Johnston (R.I.) Fireplace Division noticed police working down the steps to the G-P Atrium part beneath the lighthouse at Gillette Stadium. They adopted go well with and jumped into motion.

“It’s a type of issues the place it’s not simply me, it’s everyone else,” McCullough instructed “That’s what we do for a dwelling. Even when we’re not working, we’re nonetheless on the market doing what we’ve got to do.”

Colella checked his airway to substantiate he wasn’t respiratory after which checked his pulse earlier than beginning CPR on the person – whom they estimate was in his 50s – which continued for a couple of minute.

The person, who was along with his son and brother-in-law, regained consciousness and began vomiting. They thought he was choking, however he wasn’t.

He had fallen and hit the again of his head and was bleeding from his head. They bought some tissues and cleaned him up the most effective they might and labored collectively to maintain him awake till Emergency Medical Providers arrived.

They’re uncertain what occurred to him afterward, however they expressed their effectively needs and mentioned he’s of their ideas. They’re glad they have been there once they have been.

Mentioned McCullough: “We simply occurred to be in the best place on the proper time.”