- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015

ROCKY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A bystander at a Little League complex used a defibrillator to help a teen who had been hit with a baseball in the chest and collapsed.

A Little League official told Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1KyqNc0 ) that the 15-year-old boy had been practicing pitching in the cages when he was hit by a line drive around 6 p.m. Saturday.

A man at the complex with his daughters took the automated external defibrillator and used it to send a pulse into the boy’s chest. The man was a Suffolk County police sergeant trained in the device’s use.

The teen was alert when he was taken to the hospital. North Shore Little League President Gary Catalanotto said he was in good condition.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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