Students save a life

From: The Altoona Mirror

A pair of student athletes saved the life of a man who collapsed Sunday afternoon on the Hollidaysburg Area High School track where they were practicing football footwork drills.

Golden Tigers football players Daniel Baker and Caleb Parnell, both 17 and trained in CPR, rushed over to Jerry Jackson, 68, who Parnell saw had fallen to the ground. An onlooker immediately called 911, but for the next 10 minutes, Jackson's heartbeat was in Baker's hands and his breath in Parnell's lungs.

Jackson of Hollidaysburg is an avid runner, husband, father of five and grandfather of 10. He is recovering in the intensive care unit of Altoona Regional thanks to the teenagers' actions, his son Chris Jackson said Monday.

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