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70-year-old man brought back to life by crew, medical student during flight


KARACHI: A 70-year-old man was brought back to life onboard a PIA flight by the crew and a young medical student onboard a domestic flight after a severe heart attack.

The passenger was resuscitated after 15-minute of artificial breathing by the young student and the crew.

The national carrier of Pakistan tweeted that the incident took place onboard PK-333 flight from Multan to Karachi on Sunday, January 08, 2017.

“Onboard PK-33 Multan-Karachi flight today a 70-year-old passenger fell unconscious and stopped breathing. PIA cabin crew immediately responded to the situation, and with the help of a final year medical student, gave him CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) commonly known as artificial breathing and after 15 minutes of efforts he responded,” the airline said.

An ambulance and a doctor had already been arranged prior to the landing of the plane at the Karachi International Airport where the old man was handed over to them.

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