Bystander CPR and EMS Bike Squad Save Boston Marathoner's Life

Boston Marathon EMS AED
Photo courtesy Steve McLaughlin

April 20, 2010 - Bystanders performing CPR and the Boston EMS Bicycle Squad, using the ZOLL AED Pro, saved a runner's life at the 114th Boston Marathon. Carleton Smith, 64, of Metairie, Louisiana, had a cardiac arrest 1 mile before the end of the race. A doctor who was watching the race and fellow runners began CPR. The Boston EMS Bike squad, receiving the call about a runner down, responded immediately and used the automated external defibrillator to resuscitate Smith, who is reported in stable condition at a Boston hospital.

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