Woman uses CPR to revive boy who stopped breathing after being hit by baseball

From: The New Jersey Messenger Gazette

A quick-thinking spectator revived an 8-year-old boy Saturday afternoon when he stopped breathing after being hit by a baseball.

The boy, a Northvale resident, was sliding into third base during a game at Highland Field when he was hit just above the heart, said Harrington Park Police Chief Albert Maalouf.

His eyes rolled back into his head and he stopped breathing, according to spectators.

The boy had stopped breathing for 30 seconds to a minute but a woman was able to administer CPR and revive him. He was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived.

An ambulance transported the youth to Westwood, where he was flown by helicopter to Hackensack University Medical Center.

The boy’s condition was unknown, but he apparently was responsive while being transported to the hospital.

Maalouf told The Record the woman was a hero because she acted swiftly while others were still in shock, potentially saving the boy’s life.


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