Man collapses at PC MARC, quick response saves him
Ryan Summerlin March 12, 2014
A man collapsed at the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center Monday evening, prompting a quick response by staffers and nearby patrons, City Hall said in a prepared statement.
The man is 24 years old. His residence was not immediately known. According to the statement the man was unresponsive and possibly suffered cardiac arrest. He was exercising beforehand, City Hall said. Staffers and the facility and several other people who were there "provided direct care and support," the statement said.
"Staff immediately checked for vital signs, called for help, located a defibrillator, and administered CPR that aided the patron while waiting for emergency personnel arrival," the statement said.
The Park City Police Department and the Park City Fire District responded. The Police Department said in an online statement the man collapsed toward the end of a workout. The report was logged at 6:03 p.m.
The police said an ambulance took the man to the Park City Medical Center, indicating that he was stable at that point but in critical condition. The police said a medical helicopter then took him to a Salt Lake Valley hospital.
In the statement, City Hall indicates policies regarding the use of automated external defibrillators were recently put in place, adding the municipal government also supports the training of employees to handle emergency medical situations, including administering CPR.
"First and foremost, our thoughts are with this young (gentleman) and his family and we hope for a full recovery. This is a perfect example of City staff utilizing its emergency training skills and working hand in hand with community members to offer help and aid to a citizen in need. I commend the PCMARC staff, citizens, and first responders for their quick thinking that helped to save the life of this individual," Mayor Jack Thomas said in the statement.