15 Year Old Hockey Player Saved!

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A simple piece of medical equipment at your child’s sporting event could save his or her life.

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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