Texas coach saves life of student who collapsed in class

Texas coach saves life of student who collapsed in class

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Texas coach saves life of student who collapsed in class

Reagan High School basketball coach John Hirst described in a letter to parents how he saved the life of a student on Tuesday.

In the letter, Hirst recounts an incident from Tuesday morning in which he says a “junior on our varsity basketball team” collapsed, became unresponsive, and eventually stopped breathing.

Hirst says that he and a trainer responded by performing CPR and using an AED (automated external defibrillator) while waiting for first-responders to arrive.

He says that the student “responded quickly and positively” and was transported to North Central Baptist Hospital, which is right next to the school.

To read the full letter, visit KENS5.com

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