Delta employees save colleague after heart attack


David Morrison, 50, had to rely on his colleagues at Delta Air Lines to help him piece together what happened the day he suffered a heart attack.

"If I had been anywhere else, I don't think the outcome would have been the same," Morrison told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie.

He was sitting at his desk in Delta's finance department on the morning on February 13, when he suddenly slumped over and fell to the ground.

"We heard the thump. It was loud dead weight hitting the floor," said co-worker Vicki Eddy.

Right away, everyone who worked around him found a way to help.

"I knew at that point it was him and something was really wrong," said co-worker Mike Simmons, who called 911.

Another co-worker, Stephanie Tally, found an aspirin to put under his tongue and tried to get a pulse.

"Then I think I said, 'Somebody needs to do CPR. Does anyone know CPR?' That's when Vic and Terry moved in, and I moved out," Tally said.

Co-worker Terry Weitzel relied on CPR training from decades ago.

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