Lyndon Finney: We were going to meet up at
the arena, so I got all his stuff ready, and mine, and then actually, I carried all of
his stuff in. There was no indication anything was going
to happen – I felt great, and about an hour later I was emergency number one. Nurse Bystander: I remember it was the first
hockey game of the season. I looked over and there was a bunch of commotion,
which I now know was Lyndon skating toward the bench and he was just kind of hunched
over. Bystander: I thought he was playing a joke
and he was going to crawl to the bench, but he didn’t. So then I opened the box and rolled him over
and he was foaming at the mouth. Nurse Bystander: I got there and somebody
said he was having some pain in his chest and it wasn’t shortly thereafter he essentially
went down. He didn’t quite make– he was trying to
get onto the bench and he couldn’t. Bystander: We started CPR on him right away
and we had a nurse on our hockey team that started directing everybody: “grab the AED
machine,” and he was telling everyone to “call 911.” Dispatcher: The call came in and the caller
reported that there was a man in cardiac arrest. There happened to be a nurse on scene, so
I was reiterating the instructions just in case. Sometimes in a situation you might not remember
everything in training, so I just went over the AED instructions, and then the CPR instructions,
and she was just reiterating to the person on scene the appropriate instructions. Bennet Finney: While I was on the ice, I was
kind of more just praying than anything, not so much thinking. Just kind of praying it would be okay. Bystander: It was heartbreaking listening
to his son call out his dad’s name. I didn’t know what the outcome was going
to be. Nurse Bystander: I did compressions for a
bit and then they came back with the AED. It said ‘shock advised’ and I’m like..early
electricity, I don’t know, battery fault or not, I don’t know..just do it. So we did, and it worked. He certainly received a shock. Lyndon Finney: I think I was probably two
minutes when I wasn’t breathing or pulse. Then I was revived, and then I’m lying on
the ice and I hear the defibrillator saying, “shock him, shock him.” Then I started to get up and Tony started
swearing at me not to get up. So I thought: something’s really bad. So then I asked for my glasses and that’s
when Bennet skated over and gave me my glasses. Temporarily I put my hand over my eyes, just
like..oh man this is bad. And when I took my hand off, I look and it’s
just a blue-ish, green, and ugly blue green..just totally pale. Bennet Finney: Yah, he didn’t look too good. Lyndon Finney: Not good. Bennet Finney: Very, like, grey..grey colour. District Chief Paramedic Operations: When
I arrived on scene, the gentleman was already sitting up against the boards, awake, talking,
friends surrounding him… Firefighter: The fact that his teammates knew
what they were doing, I believe one of them was a nurse. They were very fast at acting; grabbing the
AED, they defibrillated him right away, and they started CPR. Without a doubt that probably saved the man’s
life. Paramedic 1: And now he’s sitting there
talking with us. It’s probably the first time I’ve ever
seen that and it was kind of a surreal feeling. You know, the system actually works. You read about it all the time when you’re
doing your training of how, you know, you get the AED and you call 911 and EMS shows
up. To see everything in motion work together
for a good outcome, it was a really fun call to be a part of, an interesting call to be
a part of as well. Paramedic 2: We did have the patient’s son
show up to the hospital afterwards and reuniting him with his father who was conscious, awake,
and able to talk to him was very cool. Bennet Finney: I’d visit him in the hospital
for sure, but the days that I wouldn’t, I would always go back to the rink and just
kind of take it all in. Kind of like bring myself to a better perspective
of it all. Lyndon Finney: There’s 600,000 words in
the English dictionary, but none can say thank you to that magnitude. You can’t really say more than thank you,
but it’s not enough. Bennet Finney: It’s a big thank you to them
all for sure. Very thankful for them all.

Winnipeg man goes into cardiac arrest during hockey game with son
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