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Dispatcher helps mom save son's life after cardiac arrest, makes full recovery

Dispatcher helps mom save son's life after cardiac arrest, makes full recovery
Posted at 3:52 PM, Sep 28, 2023

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Summit County dispatch operators helped a mother save her son's life after he went into cardiac arrest,

Park City Fire District crews and police officers were sent on Sept. 22 to respond to a young male in full cardiac arrest. While en route, dispatch operators were on the phone with the boy's mother and gave instructions on how to properly use CPR to keep him stable until crews arrived.

The boy was eventually transported to Primary Children's Hospital and has since made a full recovery with no neurological effects.

On Thursday, six days after the incident, the entire family came to meet with all the first responders who helped keep the boy alive.

Park City Cardiac Arrest

"It’s nice to see the results of all our training, preplanning, and medical control," said Park City Fire Chief Max Dosher in a social media post. "We have extensively worked with all our partners to ensure rapid transport and continuation of care all the way to the hospital.”