MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) -
Two gym employees are being credited for saving the life of a 72-year-old man who collapsed during a racquetball game Friday.
Just before 8:00 a.m. at the Severna Park Racquetball and Fitness Club located in Millersville, a Pasadena man collapsed during an early morning game.
Two employees, Kevin Davis and Chuck Newby, immediately sprung into action and grabbed the Club's Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and went to the man.
Once there, the two trained rescuers quickly assessed the man and found that he was not breathing and had no pulse. After calling 911, Davis began CPR with the help of Newby.
During CPR efforts the trainers used the AED to deliver a shock to the man's heart. Within two minutes, Fire Investigator Lt. Brian Mayers arrived and shocked the patient again.
With this AED and the early CPR, the man regained a pulse and breath and subsequently regained consciousness. He was taken to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.
This is the second life that Davis is credited of saving in the last two years. In 2011, he was recognized by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department with a Citizens Exemplary Performance Award for the successful resuscitation of a patron of the club.
Individuals interested in receiving CPR Training may contact the Anne Arundel County Fire Department at 410-222-8337 or by clicking here