Doctor saves life of fellow hockey player who collapses on ice

Georgia LaForme

Many people refer to Wayne Gretzky or Sidney Crosby as their hockey hero, but for Jib Street it’s Dr. Craig Bryant.

Street, a Canadian who has been playing hockey his entire life, was participating in a beer league game in Charlotte, North Carolina when things took a scary turn.

Street went into sudden cardiac arrest, and didn’t have a pulse for over five minutes.

Dr. Craig Bryant saves Jib Street’s life during hockey game – FOX 46
Dr. Craig Bryant saves Jib Street’s life during hockey game – FOX 46

Luckily, also playing in the game was Dr. Craig Bryant, an emergency room doctor who sprung into action and immediately started CPR and used an AED ( Automated External Defibrillator) unit to restart Street’s heart.

The rink cameras caught him go down, and how quickly Dr. Bryant responded to the situation:

The end of the video shows the 54-year-old made a full recovery and reunited with the man who saved his life. As a thank you, Street gave him his autographed Wayne Gretzky Jersey. “Signed by the Great One, for the Great One.”

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