BOSTON (CBS) – There was an emotional reunion in Boston Thursday as emergency rescuers met the man they saved on Thanksgiving.

The man, who asked to remain anonymous, had a heart attack while running a “Turkey Trot” in Franklin Park.

On Thursday he met with the EMS team that rescued him.

“It was a horrible thing to happen but if it had to happen, it could not have been under better circumstances. I feel incredibly, incredibly grateful,” the man said. “They saved my life, if they had not been there, I would not be having this conversation.”

The man was almost to the finish line when he says he suddenly got very dizzy and collapsed. Bystanders jumped into action and performed CPR until the ambulance arrived.

The man brought rescuers baked goods and chocolates to show his thanks.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s