Man Goes Into Cardiac Arrest, Then 20 Strangers Took Turns Performing CPR To Save His Life.
Bruce Goodman, a paramedic on the chopper, feared that they wouldn't be able to resuscitate him.
Despite all those who came to help, Goodman knew that Snitzer wasn't breathing and he had no pulse, so he was basically deceased. But the paramedics decided not to give up and shocked Snitzer 11 times and injected him with medication.
The paramedics knew they were trying to beat all odds to save Snitzer's life.
Even Dr. Roger White, an anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic, who wasn't at the scene but was getting constant updates from Goodman started to feel discouraged. But after a final shock and an injection, Snitzer's heart started pumping again.
The chopper airlifted Snitzer to the Mayo Clinic, and he walked out of the hospital 10 days later.
Goodman was surprised to find that Snitzer was sitting in a visitor's lounge and chatting with his brother. Snitzer even stood up to greet him and the other rescuers who came for a visit. But it was obvious that Snitzer also owed his life to the people who refused to give up on him.
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