Athletic trainer saves man’s life at baseball game


Joe Boyd was enjoying a night of baseball cheering on the Hornets. Joe attends nearly every home game.

Suddenly out of nowhere, “Joe just fell backwards.” Says Leigh Hines, whose husband Cody Hines is a coach for the district.

The districts head athletic trainer Jose Mendez heard Lehigh say “I think he’s having a heart attack”.

Mendez grabbed the AED and rushed up the bleachers from the dugout.

At this point Joe Boyd was unconscious and not breathing.

Mendez opened the lid of the AED to attached the pads, to which a shock was advised. Following the shock, Mendez administered CPR and Boyd was revived.


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Source: Athens Daily Review