Bystanders, first responders honored for saving life at SEA

A man who fell on an airport shuttle in January was rescued by passersby and first responders acted immediately and gave CPR to save his life.

SEATTLE — Bystanders and first responders were honored Friday by the Port of Seattle for saving a man’s life while riding on a shuttle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last month.

On January 2, the man, Mark Schroeder, collapsed on the shuttle during cardiac arrest. A woman sitting next to Schroeder noticed he had fallen and began to warn those around him.

“I grabbed his wrist and he felt very wet and cold. So I tried to get the pulse on his wrist. I didn’t get anything, he almost collapsed. “We as a group decided it was a good idea to get him off the bus,” said Samuel Cason, a Navy crew member.

According to Cason, a retired EMT started chest compressions, according to Cason, who also gave Schroeder chest compressions until first responders arrived.

According to the Port of Seattle Fire Department, Port of Seattle police officers and firefighters continued chest compressions, with multiple AEDs before King County paramedics arrived and transported Schroeder.

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On Friday, a reunion was coordinated with Schroeder, first responders and community members. The reunion was also the first time Schroeder had the opportunity to meet and thank the people who helped him.

“I know you are all my heroes. My daughters all want to say the same thing. All three of them want to thank you, one by one, for what you’ve done. I don’t know what to say other than thank you,” Schroeder said.

Megan, Schroeder’s wife, also took the opportunity to thank those involved and for how the incident inspired her to complete her CPR certification.

“It’s great to know that there are so many people looking after him backstage that we don’t even know it. And we’ve made lifelong friends with Sam, he’s such a big part of CPR,” said Megan. speak. “And all of Mark’s daughters have had children and husbands and now they’ve all gone to get CPR. And you’ve just learned a lot from a tragedy.”

The Port of Seattle Fire Department also emphasizes the importance of knowing CPR and reminds travelers of the AED’s location at Sea-Tac.

“Bystanders CPR cannot be too tense. Don’t be afraid, go for it. Help, because you will only be helping,” said Seattle Port Fire Department Superintendent Randy Krause

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