A doctor from Beijing has been applauded online after saving an American woman who suffered sudden cardiac arrest and collapsed at a Sea World park in San Diego, California.
The incident actually occurred last month but was just this week confirmed by representatives of the theme park. The rescuer was identified as Tang Ziren, a supervisor at the emergency department of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital.
On March 21, Tang said in a post on his Weibo account that he performed CPR on the woman, who’d fallen to the ground around 10 meters away from him.
“I continued chest compressions for about 10 minutes and successfully revived the patient after a rescue team arrived,” he said in the post, which has by now racked up over 50,000 likes.
“The guest was in condition of low stroke. A gentleman came over and said ‘I am doctor’. He assisted and so he gave CPR until our service assists came over and the fire department came,” Lionel Thomas Jr, supervisor of customer service of the Sea World, told Xinhua.
Sea World Communications Director David Koontz told the paper that a medical team had arrived in less than two minutes and took over medical care before sending the woman to the hospital.
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