Reporting Carol D'Auria
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One NYPD detective certainly seems to always be in the right place at the right time.
Detective Ben Kalinsky, who helped rescue two women from the East River after last week’s helicopter crash, found himself helping resuscitate a man in cardiac arrest at the Columbus Day Parade on Monday.
1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria Hears From Detective Kalinsky
Kalinsky said that the man was in full cardiac arrest when he came upon a patrol officer doing chest compressions on the man on Monday. He and his partner, Robert Chocallo, used a defibrillator to resuscitate the man, who was then taken to the hospital. He was listed in stable condition.
“We give three shocks with the defibrillator on 65th Street and 5th Avenue and so we actually shut down the parade for about 20 minutes,” Kalinsky told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.
About a year and a half ago, it was Kalinsky again who along with other officers rescued a 19-month-old baby whose mother threw her into the Hudson River.
“We help people on an everyday basis, but it is nice to actually save somebody’s life,” Kalinsky said.