A man is still alive today thanks to the good hearts of several people on the National Mall.
“The guy was gone,” James Tansey, one of four bystanders, told the Post. “No heartbeat, no pulse” and not breathing, he added.
Tansey ran to help. Two paramedics and a doctor, who were, coincidentally, also in the area, joined him. Tansey told the Post that the doctor performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. A short time later, National Park Service rangers arrived with an automated external defibrillator, which restarted the man’s heart.