NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man from Kentucky visiting New York City is thanking members of the MTA police and Metro-North Fire Brigade after they saved his life.
On Jan. 23, 70-year-old Moises Dreszer and his wife were walking through Grand Central Terminal around 4:20 p.m. when Dreszer suddenly collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.
The MTA said Assistant Station Manager and Fire Brigade member Cory Harris saw Dreszer in distress and rushed to his aid, checking his vital signs and calling Fire Command.
A Metro-North commuter who noticed the commotion, 27-year-old Frances Rush, of Putnam Valley — a trained EMT — immediately began CPR compressions as Harris kept his airway open, the MTA said.
“I was walking just to my train, normal day. And I just turn around and I see this gentleman lying on the ground,” Rush told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria. “…I went over to the gentleman and I could see that he was laboring breathing and had a faint pulse.”
MTA Police Department Inspector Sean Montgomery, Sgt. Tajinder Singh, Officer Michael Stango, Officer Frank Meyreles, Fire EMS Officer Anthony Gaudio and Fire Brigade members Dung Hoai Dinh and Frank Martusciello also responded to the scene.