MIDDLE ISLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island teenager is being hailed a hero after she jumped into action to save a man’s life at a school concert.
Kayla Parmely, 18, a senior at Longwood High School in Middle Island, was in the front row of the school’s auditorium when she saw an elderly man having a heart attack.
Parmely used her recent training as an EMT at the Middle Island Fire Department’s explorer program and grabbed the school’s defibrillator.
“I shocked him and as soon as I shocked him his pulse started coming back, continued CPR and he started breathing on his own,” Parmely told CBS 2.
The man is expected to survive, CBS 2 reported.
Parmely said she will continue her EMT training in college next year while studying psychology.
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