Firefighter and Police Officer Save Man Who Collapsed in Newton (CT)

An off-duty firefighter and police officer helped save the life of a father when he collapsed at his son’s basketball game, reports CBS Boston (

The 56-year-old man was at Newton North High School Tuesday night when he went into cardiac arrest.

There was a Newton police officer and an off-duty Attleboro firefighter at the game. They both rushed in to help and used a defibrillator to work on him.

Emergency crews arrived shortly after and were able to revive him.


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