Jumping into action

TV personality and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz performed CPR on a man who had collapsed in an airport. ABC's Will Reeve reports.
2:19 | 03/03/21

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Doctor paused to the rescue he put his medical skills to work off camera helping a man who collapsed at an airport. He says the incident shows how critical it is for all of us to know what to do. When there's an emergency. This morning doctor paused to the rescue helping save a man's life at Newark Airport in New Jersey and from a sudden collapse in the heart becomes a bag of warms and they are out within three of five seconds. So when that happens need to move very quickly the TV personality and heart surgeon had just arrived from Florida with his family. When a man in his sixties collapsed at baggage claim doctor Oz telling TMZ it was his daughter who alerted him to the emergency she'd 56 is later yelled daddy daddy. I come quick side. My first instinct is supposed to drop I suitcase doctor Oz jumping into action joining an officer already on the scene performing CPR until more help arrived. How did you know it was doctor else. Well first united I didn't recognize them or the police officers kind of pointed at him and I said an idea that's that's doctor's help announcement they cannot stop us. Unable to find a pulse the doctor asked for a defibrillator and these machines automatic. Daily Dell diagnose patients dead. The person is dead don't shock them and they're not dead dual shock and sell it pretty quickly figured out what I can discern which is there was no policy there was that did shock and it worked the man was then taken to the hospital alert you have the power to save a life. This isn't the first time Dr. Oz has been in the right place at the right time in 2013 he helped a tourist in New York who had been hit by a cab and just days before that he helped a man who would collapsed while running. As for the man at Newark Airport he is recovering in the hospital I'll have the latest on this story this morning on Good Morning America and. Doctor Oz will be joining GMA alive to tell his tale just an incredible of course see the medical profession all. But right place right time and just incredible to see that he's able jump in action just like I'm amazed to find out how many times he's been in situations. Like these everywhere we need more doctor houses around a riot and that's why he's teaching you how to perform CPR is that you too can name alive. But its latest U bringing someone is screaming. Somebody net and I don't know I'm Dr. good article on doctor the doctor Oz pops up is like I don't just play one on TV right you undocked draws it not Dr. Dre and.

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