Hockey player rescued after suffering heart attack on ice

(Gray News) – Sylvania, Ohio (WTVG) – Video captured by streaming service LiveBarn shows an amateur hockey game at Tam-O-Shanter on Sunday night, and the dramatic turn that took place on the ice.

The league is made up of members aged 50 and over. One of these players went into cardiac arrest.

Seconds later, the video shows his teammates calling Jim Schulty, a Toledo Fire and Rescue lieutenant who is on another team. You can see Jim exiting the locker room and onto the ice, where he begins CPR.

Meanwhile, a referee entered the hall and retrieved a defibrillator. Lt. Schulty says the DEA brought his friend back to life.

This friend is Bruce Tronolone, 63 years old. who is now in hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery after emergency triple bypass surgery. Bruce’s wife says he saw the video and wanted everyone to see it because it shows the group effort that saved his life.

A spokesperson for Toledo Fire & Rescue calls the incident a good reminder of why everyone, not just first responders, should learn CPR.

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Catherine J. Martinez