On “The Early Show” CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton shared the story of how an automated external defibrillator prevented a tragedy for a Massachusetts family.
15-year-old Tyler Symes was doing what he loved – playing hockey – when he was struck by a puck and almost died. But he was lucky, saved by a rink-side AED and a trainer who knew how to use it.
Tyler started playing hockey when he was just 4 years old. He was the kind of player Paul Agnese loved to coach. Agnese told CBS News, “Even though he’s small he plays like he’s 200 pounds.”
But a freak accident last December ended Tyler’s season – and nearly took his life.
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