Archive - Sep 2, 2011

Archive - Sep 2, 2011

Defibrillator Used, Teen Saved.

OK, folks, this is the way it's supposed to work. You have a defibrillator at every sporting event and practice, and when someone dies of sudden cardiac arrest, you use it.

It's not high tech. Do it.

AMERICAN FALLS — Quick-thinking coaches and a school's new defibrillator helped save the life of an American Falls High School athlete after the boy collapsed at practice. Superintendent Ron Bolinger said 17-year-old Ross Palmer, a star on the football team, collapsed near the end of practice Tuesday night. The coaching staff couldn't find a pulse and started CPR.

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