Strangers Jump in to Help Man Having a Medical Emergency While Running a Marathon

Bill Amirlaut turned to Facebook to locate and thank the three people who saved his life.
1:37 | 01/29/17

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at CVS, Walgreens and riteaid. Finally tonight, a runner collapses during a half-marathon, strangers jumping in to save his life and now he's in a different kind of race to find them. Here's ABC's John donvan. Three, two, one -- Reporter: When bill amirlaut started running the key west half marathon the other day -- he was just around the bend from the coincidence of his life, although he didn't know that yet. Only feet away, a guy named Robbie was there cheering on his wife and friends. A woman named Lisa also running the race. Also running, a woman named Amy. When suddenly, yards from the finish line, bill went down. I blacked out. I don't remember anything until waking up and being lifted into the ambulance. Reporter: Including the three strangers who kept his heart beating. Because that was the issue -- bill has a heart condition. Desperate to find them and say thank you, bill posted this on Facebook. I am hoping you can help me find the person or people that saved my life this past weekend. Reporter: Within 24 hours, they all heard the word. Amy Smythe, who happens to be a cardiac nurse. I could not believe how good he looked. Reporter: Lisa, another nurse. And then, there's Robbie. A nurse anesthetist. Just this afternoon, he and bill connected. An encouraging coincidence, in all ways, since we never know what, or who, is just around the bend. John donvan, ABC news. Good luck and some good timing there. Thank you for watching. I'm Cecilia Vega. We'll see you right back here tomorrow night. Have a great Saturday evening. Tomorrow evening. Have a great Saturday evening.

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