A LIFE SAVED: Dale Co. coaching staff rush in to save football player from cardiac arrest

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DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Quick action from Dale County High School coaching staff ended up saving a teen’s life Tuesday morning, according to Superintendent Ben Baker.

Around 7:15 a.m., a DCHS football player collapsed while at practice. As it turned out, he went into cardiac arrest.

The coaching staff rushed in to help treat the teen while help was en route. They administered CPR and brought the student’s heart back into working order by shocking it with an AED.

“The coaching staff of DCHS SAVED THE LIFE OF A CHILD this morning,” Baker wrote on Facebook.

The student was taken to Flowers Hospital and then airlifted to UAB. He is reported to be in stable condition.

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