October 1, 2023


“We simply occurred to be in the fitting place on the proper time.”

Anthony Colella and Mark McCullough are glad they occurred to be current Sunday evening. Bridget Condon

About 10 minutes previous to Sunday evening’s Patriots-Dolphins recreation, two native firefighters helped resuscitate a fan who suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed.

Mark McCullough of the Needham Fireplace Division and Anthony Colella of the Johnston (R.I.) Fireplace Division noticed police working down the steps to the G-P Atrium part beneath the lighthouse at Gillette Stadium. They adopted go well with and jumped into motion.

“It’s a kind of issues the place it’s not simply me, it’s all people else,” McCullough informed Boston.com. “That’s what we do for a residing. Even when we’re not working, we’re nonetheless on the market doing what we now have to do.”

Colella checked his airway to verify he wasn’t respiratory after which checked his pulse earlier than beginning CPR on the person – whom they estimate was in his 50s – which continued for a few minute.

The person, who was together with his son and brother-in-law, regained consciousness and began vomiting. They thought he was choking, however he wasn’t.

He had fallen and hit the again of his head and was bleeding from his head. They obtained some tissues and cleaned him up the very best they may and labored collectively to maintain him awake till Emergency Medical Companies arrived.

They’re uncertain what occurred to him afterward, however they expressed their effectively needs and stated he’s of their ideas. They’re glad they have been there after they have been.

Mentioned McCullough: “We simply occurred to be in the fitting place on the proper time.”