Sacramento Hospital Workers Revive Man On Airline Flight

A man traveling from Sacramento to Burbank had a health crisis on the right flight.

Thirty-five hospital workers were headed to a union bargaining session on the Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday when they heard someone shouting "code blue" from the back of the plane.

In hospitals, a "code blue" indicates someone's heart has stopped.

Respiratory therapist Erin O'Neil says he "immediately clicked into work mode."

O'Neil and registered nurse David Lei used a device that administers mouth-to-mouth resuscitation provided by a flight attendant and revived the man.

The workers said the man, whose identity was not immediately available, was able to walk off the plane to meet waiting paramedics.


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