Gym Employee OffDuty Nurse Wilmington Public Safety Officials Help Save Mans Life

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Thursday, March 28, 2019 around 8:30am, a 60-year-old male suddenly collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while exercising at the Planet Fitness (355 Middlesex Avenue) in Wilmington.A gym user quickly called 911. Another gym user — an off-duty nurse — began CPR on the man. A gym employee shocked the man using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).The Wilmington Police Department arrived within minutes. Sgt. Chris Ahern and Ofc. Michael Wandell took over CPR. Wilmington Firefighters arrived soon thereafter.According to a press release from the Police Department, the man began breathing on his own and had regained consciousness by the time the ambulance reached the hospital.As of Friday afternoon, the man — a regular at the gym — was still recovering at a local hospital.The Police Department publicly thanked the gym employee, Ian Palmer, who put the CPR and AED training he had received from his company to good use. The Police also thanked the good samaritan, an off-duty nurse, for her actions.“We want to commend the Planet Fitness staff member and the nurse for their quick actions which undoubtedly contributed to saving this man’s life,” read the press release. “We also want to recognize Sgt. Chris Ahern, Ofc. Mike Wandell, Ofc. John Delorey, & Ofc. Darryl Ceruolo as well as the Wilmington Fire Department for a job well done!”CBS Boston interviewed the gym employee and Sgt. Chris Ahern. Watch the interview HERE.(NOTE: Cover photo used for this article is from Wilmington Planet Fitness’s website.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 13: Woman Arrested After She Quits Her JobIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 2: Wilmington Man Arrested On Warrant; Family Causes Scene At Silver Lake?In “Police Log”last_img

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