Pats Fan Grateful To Volunteers Who Saved His Life At Game

AVON (CBS) – He’s been a Patriots fan all his life, but now, a man from Avon is an even bigger fan of the three volunteers who saved his life at Gillette Stadium last month.

On Thursday, 50-year-old Scott Crane met the doctors and nurses from Brigham and Women’s Hospital who saved his life.

Crane was at the Jets game in Foxboro when he suffered a massive heart attack.

“I started cheering and then just went down” said Crane.

Dr. Laurel Barrett described the scary situation. “The paramedics found him unconscious in the stands. They essentially had to drag him into the first aid station and put him down on the table. He didn’t have a pulse- his heart had no rhythm.”

WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes reports.

Dr. Eric Goralnick, Dr. Barrett and Dr. Erin Smyth had all volunteered to be on the medical team who treats fans at Patriots games.

Scott and his family are so grateful they were working that night.

Crane’s daughter was all smiles talking about her dad. “I get to thank the people that saved him, and I’m happy he’s still with us.”

Eight doctors and nurses from Brigham and Women’s are part of the medical team that works at all of the Patriots home games and at several concerts at Gillette throughout the year.

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