NORTHVALE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An 8-year-old New Jersey boy was out of the hospital Monday after a baseball hit him in the chest, stopping his heart over the weekend.
As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, Ian McGreevy, of Northvale, was trying to steal third base on Saturday during a Little League game in Harrington Park when the catcher fired the ball, striking him in the chest.
“When I was sliding to third, the ball hit me right at the heart and lungs,” Ian told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg.
Ian collapsed and stopped breathing. He went into cardiac arrest, and almost died.
“I remember getting up and it going black,” he said.
Maureen Renaghan, a mother from the opposing team, performed CPR and revived the boy before paramedics arrived.
“She’s a hero,” Ian said.