A hockey player was revived from a cardiac arrest on Monday after an off-duty police officer and good Samaritans stepped in.
According to the Suffolk County Police Department, the 49-year-old victim went into cardiac arrest and collapsed while playing hockey at the Sports Arena on Middle Country Road in St. James shortly after midnight. The off-duty cop, Steven Turner, who was also playing hockey and works in the SCPD’s Highway Patrol, and several others performed CPR and administered two shocks from the facility’s defibrillator. The collapsed man regained a pulse and started to breathe on his own again following the shocks.
Police said the rescued man was in stable condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.